Schenectady man charged in Dunkin’ robbery, causing $15K damage at car wash

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SCHENECTADY – A city man has been arrested twice recently, once in connection with a Dunkin’ robbery and also in connection with $15,000 in damage to a car wash, authorities said.

In the most recent case, Austin L. Levielle, 43, of Schenectady, was arrested last Saturday and charged with first-degree robbery, a felony.

He is accused of forcibly taking $85 from the Broadway Dunkin’ just before 5 p.m. March 11 by threatening the use of a firearm, according to police allegations filed in court. The allegations did not describe the threat further. 

Police took Levielle into custody minutes after the incident on Lower Broadway, records show.

He was arraigned and held until a court appearance Thursday and released as the investigation continued.

Levielle’s arrest in the Dunkin’ case came nine days after his arrest March 2 on stolen property possession and criminal mischief counts related to the car wash business and allegations he possessed stolen wire, records show.

In the car wash case, Levielle is accused of forcibly opening two commercial vacuums at 1735 Chrisler Ave., the address of Squirts Car Wash, Jan. 6 and causing $15,000 in damage, according to allegations filed in court. He’s also accused of taking an unknown amount of cash.

Levielle was charged in that case with second-degree criminal mischief, a felony, and third-degree criminal tampering, a misdemeanor.

He was then accused of possessing approximately 220 feet of stolen copper wire Feb. 14 at Tri-City Recycling and then a stolen spool of galvanized wire there two days later, according to allegations filed in court.

Levielle was arrested in both those cases March 2, arraigned and released.

In all in those cases, he faces two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and one count of second-degree criminal mischief, felonies, and misdemeanor third-degree criminal tampering.

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Bill Marincic

Only in NY can you get arrested for felony theft and get out to commit an armed robbery and then be released again. Bail reform is great say the lefties, not so much say the honest folks.

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