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DATE/TIME: Thursday, October 9th, 2008 / 10:05 AM
At approximately 9:54 PM on the 8th of October Police responded to the CVS Pharmacy on Eastern Ave for a report of a car being taken. The victim a 43 year old female from Schenectady was attempting to back out of a space in the lot when she heard some yelling from the rear of her vehicle, when she got out to check if she had struck something a male got off the ground, pushed her out of the way and fled in the victims vehicle. The vehicle was a 1994 Nissan Altima.
At 10:01 PM the vehicle was involved in a crash into a tree in the area of 828 Kings Rd in the Town of Rotterdam and the suspect fled on foot. He was taken into custody a short time later in the area of 509 Manchester Rd. after being tracked by K9 Officer Reedy and her K9 partner Cinta.
The suspect was charged with Robbery 3rd and was arraigned at the hospital where he is being treated for injuries sustained in the crash
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