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UPDATE: Brothers face charges in Gloversville thefts

January 22, 2013
Updated 2:22 p.m.
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Timothy Belden
Timothy Belden

— A Gloversville man was charged Monday with felonies for stealing weapons and cashing checks, Gloversville police said this morning.

Timothy Belden, 24, no address given, was charged with grand larceny in addition to several misdemeanors. Other charges are pending against Belden and police said more arrests are pending in the case of the stolen firearms.

Belden is accused of stealing checks from a residence and with writing checks to acquaintances and cashing them.

Police also said Belden allegedly stole handguns, rifles and shotguns and that he sold them to various gun shops, which in turn sold them to customers.

Police recovered the allegedly stolen rifles and shotguns, but are still trying to recover the handguns. They believe several of the handguns were sold to people in Gloversville and are asking for help in looking for them. People with information on the handguns are asked to call Detective Joe Kadle at 773-4502 or Detective Sergeant Mike Jory at 773-4569.

Belden's other charges are for theft of services and petty larceny.

Meanwhile, later today, police arrested his brother, Burt Belden Jr., 21, of 121 N. Second St., Northville. Police allege that Burt Belden Jr. assisted Timothy in taking the firearms and selling them. He was charged with felony criminal possession of stolen property, and further charges are pending, police say.

 
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