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Police still seeking robbery suspects

November 16, 2012
LEVI PASCHER , The Leader Herald

GLOVERSVILLE - The city Police Department continues to investigate Sunday night's string of armed robberies.

Police still aren't disclosing the amount of cash taken during in robberies, said Capt. Anthony Clay of the Detectives Division.

He said police think the same group of suspects was involved in all three hold-ups, which were reported to have occurred between 10:30 and 11 p.m. Sunday at three different locations.

"Our detectives are working on the case and following up on any and all leads at this time," Police Chief Donald VanDeusen said. "We are currently evaluating all video evidence that we have, but it is a time-consuming process and we also are having some of that footage enhanced."

VanDeusen said he couldn't reveal what that enhanced video evidence shows because it could jeopardize the ongoing investigation.

According to police, people walking on the street were robbed at East Fulton Street and North Judson Street, Spring Street near Bleecker Street, and Elm Street near Middle Street.

Police said in each incident the victims were threatened with what appeared to be a handgun and were commanded to turn over money. The suspects in each incident were described as four males wearing black, gray and maroon hooded sweatshirts, with the hoods tightly drawn over their faces.

VanDeusen said there is no indication the suspects were using a vehicle during the robberies.

Clay said four people were robbed during the three incidents, and no injuries were reported.

"It could happen anywhere, and people need to be vigilant out there," VanDeusen said. "Not only because it just took place but people should always be aware of their surroundings and question what is going on and [ask] 'Who is around me?' There is always safety in numbers as well. These things do happen periodically, and people just need to be prepared and take precautions."

More information will be released when possible, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the burglaries or suspects can contact the Gloversville Police Detective Division at 773-4505.

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