Sch'dy police investigating possible theft of Nissan Maxima from driver

Thursday, October 17, 2013
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— Schenectady police are on the lookout for a black 2000 Nissan Maxima that was possibly stolen this morning on Crane Street.

A report came in around 10:25 a.m. from a man who said a man and woman had just approached him and stole his car, driving off with it toward Rotterdam.

He told police that he had pulled up to the corner of Crane and Fourth streets in the city’s Mont Pleasant neighborhood around 10 a.m. He parked his car and got out momentarily, leaving his keys in the ignition with the car running.

“He was approached by a male and female, and they exchanged some words,” said Sgt. Matthew Dearing. “Then the male and female suspects got in the vehicle and left.”

Police issued a “be on the lookout” for the vehicle, and are currently interviewing the victim.

No weapon was displayed during the incident, and no one sustained any injuries.

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October 17, 2013
12:03 p.m.
cidbil says...

"leaving his keys in the ignition with the car running.".........sorry, but I have no sympathy at all for him.....

October 17, 2013
12:07 p.m.
safny says...

As much as this is not too smart - it's still illegal and they stole a car. Probably because they are too lazy to work and buy their own. And they WILL get caught.

October 17, 2013
1:34 p.m.
cidbil says...

I would argue that it is also illegal to leave your keys in the ignition unattended, and that the driver was acting in an equally lazy's just plain stupid thing to do......

October 17, 2013
1:36 p.m.
cidbil says...

New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 1210 is titled unattended motor vehicle and states:

(a) No person driving or in charge of a motor vehicle shall permit it to stand unattended without first stopping the engine, locking the ignition, removing the key from the vehicle, and effectively setting the brake thereon and, when standing
upon any grade, turning the front wheels to the curb or side of the highway, provided, however, the provision for removing the key from the vehicle shall not require the removal of keys hidden from sight about the vehicle for convenience or emergency.

October 17, 2013
10:07 p.m.
Thomas0305 says...

he is probably lying....i think he rented the car out for crack

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