Police still seek help in carjacking

GLOVERSVILLE — City police are still seeking the two men behind a carjacking that occurred in the city earlier this month.

According to officers, on June 4, at approximately 12:10 a.m., police were called to the intersection of South Main and Harrison Street for the report of a robbery in progress.

Fulton County Sheriff’s Dispatch advised the responding units that two white male subjects forced a victim out of his vehicle before stealing it. Both, the stolen vehicle and the suspects’ vehicle then proceeded in opposite directions on South Main Street. The suspects’ vehicle was last seen heading south on South Main Street and the stolen vehicle was last observed heading north on South Main Street.

When officers arrived on scene, they made contact with the victim and a witness to the incident. They learned the incident began when the suspects began tailgating the victim’s vehicle in the city of Johnstown while traveling north on Route 30A. The suspects then proceeded to follow the victim as he made a left turn onto Harrison Street.

While on Harrison Street, the victim pulled over to the shoulder and let the suspect’s vehicle pass by. The suspect’s vehicle stopped in front of his vehicle blocking the intersection. At that time, he observed two white male subjects believed to be in their late teens or early twenties exit the vehicle. The two subjects then approached the victim’s vehicle and began screaming at him.

The victim then exited his vehicle to speak with the suspects, however when exiting his vehicle, he observed one subject to be in possession of a weapon. The subject who exited the passenger side of the vehicle entered the victim’s car and fled the scene with the victim’s vehicle.

The stolen vehicle was recovered approximately two days later when it was found unoccupied in the driveway of a vacant house on Third Avenue. While canvassing the area for witnesses, members of the Detective Division made contact with a resident that had surveillance camera’s facing in the direction of the house where the car was located.

When reviewing the surveillance footage, the suspect is seen parking the car at that vacant house and fleeing east on Third Avenue. The suspect was then observed turning right onto Yale Street and disappearing out of sight as he runs south towards Second Avenue. The suspect’s vehicle is believed to be a red or orange in color Pontiac Vibe with a gold New York state license plate.

There is a $1,000 cash reward has been offered for any information that is provided that leads to the apprehension of the two suspects involved in the incident. Any tips can be passed on through the Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers website, www.mohawkvalleycrimestoppers.com, or by calling (866) 730-8477. Tips can be made anonymously through Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers.

By Patricia Older

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