Police: Gloversville man broke into building, stole alcohol, machete, baseball cards

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GLOVERSVILLE – A city man broke into a building in September and stole multiple items, including $2,500 worth of baseball cards, police allege.

Christopher B. Allen, 41, of Gloversville, was arrested recently and charged with third-degree burglary, fourth-degree grand larceny, felonies, and fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor.

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Allen is accused of breaking into a business at about 10 p.m. Sept. 22 by damaging a door, according to allegations filed in court.

Once inside, Allen is accused of taking a bottle of Southern Comfort with an estimated value of $20, a machete with an estimated value of $15, a Play Station valued at $300 and “assorted baseball cards” with an estimated value of $2,500, according to allegations filed in court.

Allen was initially arrested in late September and charged with three burglaries since December 2020 at three separate locations and businesses, police Lt. Bradley Schaffer said. He is accused of entering the businesses after hours.

Allen is not believed to have had any connection to any of the businesses burglarized, including latest business, Schaffer said.

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By Steven Cook

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