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Schenectady teen charged in Albany robberies

A 16-year-old Schenectady girl faces felony robbery charges stemming from two strong arm muggings in

A Schenectady teenager has been charged in two weekend Albany robberies, police said.

Keionna Hood, 16, faces two counts of second-degree robbery, a felony.

She is accused of being one of two people to approach a man on Lancaster Street in Albany just after 7 p.m. Sunday. One of the suspects hit the victim in the head with a gun, demanding he turn over anything he had.

The victim had only his keys and handed those over. The suspects then threw the keys in a snow bank. The victim suffered a minor head injury, police said.

About five minutes later, the two suspects approached two women on Chestnut Street. They struck one of the women on the head and demanded whatever the women had. The suspects took keys and a purse and fled.

An officer then spotted Hood near the Empire State Museum and she matched the description given by the three victims. Officers found her to be in possession of a BB gun in her waistband and one of the victim’s property.

Police only had a vague description of the second suspect. They used a police dog to try to track the second suspect but were unsuccessful.

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