2 women charged in theft of TV from Rotterdam Walmart

Wednesday, January 2, 2013
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ROTTERDAM AND SCHENECTADY -- Rotterdam police have charged two women in the theft of a 46-inch television from Walmart on Altamont Avenue.

Police received a call at 9 p.m. on New Year's Day that a robbery had just occurred.

After an investigation, officers determined that two women had stolen the TV and one had implied to employees while fleeing the store that she had a gun.

The pair fled the store in a red Toyota Camry, which was located a short time later by Schenectady police on Pleasant Street in Schenectady.

The vehicle was occupied by Sarah Hughes, 31, of Spruce Street in Schenectady and Alisha Vanleuven, 29, of Hillside Avenue in Niskayuna.

They were taken into custody and charged with second-degree robbery, a class C felony. They were arraigned in Rotterdam Town Court and remanded to Schenectady County jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.

The TV was later recovered at a residence on George Street in Schenectady.

The investigation is continuing; police say further charges are expected.

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January 2, 2013
9:54 a.m.
ed186 says...

Good for the police! When are people going to learn you can't out run the radio. I hope they get the maximum under the law. Again, good job police, good job.

January 2, 2013
4:30 p.m.
ajdjr73 says...

Its difficult to understand why anyone would want to start off a New Year like this.

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