Investigation ongoing into thefts at town of Amsterdam businesses


TOWN OF AMSTERDAM — The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a string of larcenies that occurred in the past week at three businesses in the area of routes 30 and 67.

The Sheriff’s Department released details on the thefts on its Facebook page Friday seeking help from anyone with information regarding the incidents.

The post included surveillance images captured at one of the businesses at approximately 4:35 a.m. Monday depicting a single male suspect.

A 34-second clip shows the man in a hooded sweatshirt entering the business with a flashlight before moving out of frame.

A pair of still images show the man from behind as he is apparently leaving. A large picture of an eagle can be seen on the back of his sweatshirt. The department called attention to the distinct graphic seeking assistance identifying the suspect.

Montgomery County Undersheriff Carl Rust on Friday said that the department is actively investigating the incidents in coordination with area police agencies.

“It’s a high priority of this office to try to solve,” Rust said.

Investigators have not yet determined whether the three incidents are connected.

“There have been a string of these things happening in a short period of time,” Rust said. “The time period is causing us to look at all avenues and keep all options open.”

The names of the businesses where the alleged thefts occurred and the specific dates and times of the incidents were not released over social media, and were not immediately available on Friday.

Rust indicated the three businesses are on Route 30 and Route 67, and deputies have increased patrols in each of the commercial areas.

Property that was stolen during the incidents, and has not yet been recovered includes:

  • A white 2003 Dodge Dakota 4-door Club Cab with significant rust on the truck box — New York Registration FWB9536
  • A black and gray 2020 Sea Doo Spark with two seats and orange and green graphics
  • A purple 2020 Sea Doo RXP-X300
  • A 2014 Triton doubles trailer — New York Registration BF80936
  • Two black Coleman mini-bikes

Anyone with information regarding the recent thefts is asked to contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department at (518) 853-5500.

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