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MAN INDICTED IN SCHEME TO ROB ELDERLY WOMAN

A Box Street man was indicted Thursday as the alleged mastermind of an attempt to invade the home of an 84-year-old Sobieski Street woman last September.

Erie County District Attorney Frank J. Clark said Terrance Baylor, 25, is currently free on $5,000 previously posted bail following his arrest shortly after the alleged incident. He is scheduled to be arraigned on attempted robbery, burglary and conspiracy charges Feb. 4.

Clark said Baylor, Clarence Robinson and Joshalynne Highberger all drove to the elderly victim's home Sept. 13 and tried to get her to let them in by having Highberger pretend she was a home health care aide. The suspicious homeowner refused to let them in and then called the police, said Clark, refusing to disclose the identity of the victim.

Though all were arrested within days of that attempted break-in, only Baylor was indicted, Clark said.

Highberger, 19, of Sweet Avenue, who is also known to police as Dejamone Bailey, pleaded guilty to attempted burglary Dec. 9. She remains jailed in lieu of $10,000 bail and returns before State Supreme Court Justice Mario J. Rossetti for sentencing Feb. 4.

Robinson, 19, of Glenwood Avenue, pleaded guilty Monday to a conspiracy charge and remains free on his own recognizance pending sentencing by Erie County Judge Sheila A. DiTullio April 5.

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