CVS robbed, Police believe same man behind 4 Schenectady heists


By Steven Cook

Daily Gazette

SCHENECTADY — A man who robbed a Schenectady CVS on Monday is a suspect in robberies at three other stores in the city in recent days, police said.

Police are investigating a total of four heists since Saturday. The suspect in each appears to be the same man, police said.

Rite Aid, the target in a Saturday robbery, has put up a $5,000 reward for information leading to a successful arrest and prosecution of the suspect, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact city police at 382-5245.

According to police, the first robbery happened just before 2 p.m. Saturday at the Dollar General at 2009 Broadway, when a man displayed a gun and demanded money from the cashier, police said.

Hours later, just before 7:30 p.m., the same man is believed to have struck at Rite Aid, 1936 Van Vranken Ave. The cashier there gave a similar account as the one at Dollar General, police said.

The third robbery happened Sunday, just after 10 a.m., at Family Dollar, 948 State St. The fourth was Monday at the CVS, 2037 State St., near the Niskayuna line.

The suspect in all four is described as a white male, thin build, approximately 6 feet to 6 feet, 4 inches tall. Police also released surveillance images of the man where he appeared to be wearing a black hooded coat, camo pants and black shoes.