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Jamestown man and teen arrested for violent robbery

JAMESTOWN – Rocco A. Beardsley, 30, and a 16-year-old Jamestown boy were arrested and jailed Friday for allegedly staging a violent robbery in a home on the second block of Broadhead Avenue Jan. 23.

Beardsley and the teen were both charged with first-degree robbery and second-degree assault for allegedly beating the robbery victim repeatedly with a baseball bat before stealing his money and fleeing.

The male victim was transferred from WCA Hospital to the Hamot Medical Center for intensive treatment of injuries he suffered, according to police.

They face further proceedings in Jamestown City Court.

Jamestown Police are continuing an investigation of the incident and ask anyone with information about it to contact the Jamestown Police anonymous tip line at 483-8477.