Gloversville Police: Man caused $12K damage to bank ATM, arrested

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GLOVERSVILLE – A man has been arrested on accusations he damaged an ATM, as well as broke into a laundromat and damaged a vending machine last week, police said.

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Joshua Niepoth, age and residence unavailable, was arrested and charged with one count of third-degree burglary and two counts of second-degree criminal mischief, felonies.

The investigation began early last Tuesday morning when police responded to the NBT Bank on Fremont Street for a report of damage done to an ATM machine in excess of $12,000 just before 6 a.m., police said. Detectives soon obtained photos of the suspect and his vehicle.

Police then received a report just before 10 a.m. that someone had broken into the Fulton Street Laundromat on East Fulton Street and damaged a vending machine in excess of $1,500, police said. The person in a video from the laundromat matched the person from the ATM, police said.

Then, just after 5:30 p.m., an off-duty officer spotted the vehicle used at Snyder’s deli, 60 Elmwood Ave., with two people inside the car, police said.

Police responded to the deli and soon detained both people in the car, one of them Niepoth, police said.

Niepoth was arraigned and ordered held without bail due to two previous felony convictions, police said.

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