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Colonie man caught after fleeing with tray of diamonds, police say

A Colonie man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing more than $43,000 worth of jewelry from
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A Colonie man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing more than $43,000 worth of jewelry from Glennpeter Jewelers — the first of two thefts within 24 hours at separate Glennpeter stores.

James V. Zaremski, 29, of 29 Holland Ave. was in the Colonie Center store that afternoon when he allegedly reached over a display counter and removed a tray of 12 diamond rings that were valued at $43,215.

A store manager chased Zaremski and caught him just before 5 p.m. outside the mall by P.F. Chang’s Restaurant, according to police. The rings were recovered.

Zaremski was charged with felony third-degree grand larceny. He was arraigned in Colonie Justice Court and remanded to the Albany County Correctional Facility. The case has been referred to the Albany County District Attorney’s Office.

This morning at 2:42 a.m. police received a call reporting that the burglar alarm went off for the Glennpeter Jewelers at 1544 Central Ave. When officers arrived, they discovered a broken window at the rear of the business and numerous display cases inside the store were also broken into and jewelry stolen. Police are still compiling the list of the stolen items but it is expected to be tens of thousands of dollars.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Colonie Police Department at 783-2744.

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