Man accused of breaking into store


JOHNSTOWN — A Gloversville man accused of holding up a convenience store and breaking into a liquor store was arrested Wednesday by city police on several felonies and a misdemeanor.

Police said Robert B. Adair, 32, of 126 Fremont St., Apartment 2, was charged by city police at 4:55 a.m. with felony counts of third-degree robbery and fourth-degree grand larceny.

Police said he was arrested on those charges in a vehicle on North Comrie Avenue, as the result of an investigation into a robbery that occurred at 4:11 a.m. Wednesday at the Speedway convenience store. Adair is accused of entering the store on North Comrie Avenue and demanding the clerk place money into a plastic bag, police said.

The suspect did not display a weapon, and he left the business with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said

Adair was also charged with third-degree burglary and second-degree criminal mischief, both felonies, and petit larceny, a misdemeanor. Those charges were lodged in connection with a robbery reported at the Spirits of the Adirondacks liquor store n Townsend Avenue. Adair is accused of breaking into the business, shattering the glass front door and stealing loose change from a cash register inside the business.

He was held pending arraignment in City Court.

By Patricia Older

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