NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Brian J. Ratajczak
On March 6, 2023, the State Police Lyons Investigators arrested three males for Robbery 1st Degree, Burglary 1st Degree, and Kidnapping 2nd Degree. These charges stem from an incident that took place in the town of Sodus on March 3, 2023, into the early morning hours of March 4, 2023. It is alleged that Wadhah Alsaidi, age 22, Abdullah Negm, age 20, and Joseph Cook, age 18, all from the New York city area, kidnapped three victims at gunpoint and stole proceeds from their residence. Two of the three suspects then fled to the New York City area and were planning to flee the country.
State Police Investigators in Lyons worked with New York State Police Investigators in New York City and were able to take Alsaidi and Negm into custody without incident. Cook was located and arrested locally. All three were remanded to the Wayne County Jail awaiting arraignment on March 7, 2023.