Man robbed of cash, car

Sunday, September 1, 2013
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— A group of men robbed a Cohoes man of $700 cash and stole his car on State Street early Sunday morning, according to police.

At approximately 4:48 a.m., police say a group of about eight men, one armed with a handgun, allegedly robbed Juan Sanchez, 32, at an unknown address on State Street.

According to police, at least one of the suspects fled in Sanchez’s blue 2005 Chrysler Pacifica, which bore a New York license plate that read FJH-5662.

Police say Sanchez was not injured.

The vehicle has not been recovered.

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September 1, 2013
9:01 p.m.
wmarincic says...

Let me guess, he was there buying drugs. Bet he won't do that again.

September 2, 2013
9:15 a.m.
grant18 says...

wmarincic's comment is very close to libel but only because a Gazette editor allowed a crime victim's name to be printed, contrary to most news organization's policies. PUH-LEEEZE!

September 2, 2013
2:50 p.m.
wmarincic says...

Grant18, let me ask you what you think a guy from Cohoes is doing at an address in Schenectady that he does not remember with a whole bunch of people that he doesn't know with a pocket full of money at 5am?

September 2, 2013
3:58 p.m.
grant18 says...

To: wmarincic - I didn't make any comment on whether you were right or wrong but I notice even you don't use the man's name. Good journalism says that a victim's name should never be released in a crime related to sexual abuse & seldom otherwise unless it is particularly pertinent to the crime. The person's ethnicity, age & home address add nothing to the story. The only conclusion left to me is that the reporter carries biases that can't be restrained & end up being subtly inserted in the story. What it all amounts to is editorializing in a straight news story which, I repeat, is bad journalism.
Just as an aside, you may have noticed that most of my "PUH-LEEEZE" comments have been posted to stories without a byline, thereby making the reporter anonymous.

September 2, 2013
8:15 p.m.
wmarincic says...

No problem Grant18, typical Gazette Yellow Journalism.

September 2, 2013
9:49 p.m.
gazettereader says...

Always quick to point fingers at the Gazette. What people who don't follow the news don't realize, is that the names of the people reporting the crime are given to the press by the police to share with the public. So if you want to "blame" someone for the man's name being released, blame the police. As they gave it out to the press and his name can be found in every story (not just the Gazette's) about the incident. See , , , for example.

September 3, 2013
6:02 p.m.
September 3, 2013
6:07 p.m.
gazettereader says...

wnarincic, are you talking about the involvement of drugs? I don't think anyone said you were wrong about that. I don't think there was any case that needed rest.

September 4, 2013
1:37 p.m.
wmarincic says...

Thanks gazettereader, I appreciate the support. JK LOL

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