COLONIE – A South Glens Falls man used a car reported stolen from Schenectady to rob a gas station in Colonie Tuesday, then led police on a brief chase in Albany, New York State Police said.
Arrested was Kevin G. Hines, 41, of South Glens Falls. He now faces a host of charges, including first-degree robbery, police said.
The incident began in Schenectady on Erie Boulevard, troopers said, as the vehicle was reported stolen.
That vehicle was then used in a robbery at the gas station on Troy-Schenectady Road in Colonie, just after 1:30 p.m., police said.
Troopers, notified of both incidents, soon found the vehicle just before 2 p.m. on Henry Johnson Boulevard in Albany. Troopers attempted to stop it, but the driver continued on, police said.
Then, after a brief pursuit, the driver, identified as Hines, exited the moving vehicle, fled on foot and troopers soon arrested him, police said. Troopers soon determined Hines was impaired by drugs, police said.
Hines faces charges of third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, third-degree criminal mischief (two counts), second-degree reckless endangerment, unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, obstruction of governmental administration, resisting arrest, fourth-degree criminal mischief, operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs and various vehicle and traffic law violations, police said.
He also faces the first-degree robbery count in Colonie.
Hines was arraigned in Colonie and ordered held without bail.