GLENVILLE – Glenville police said Friday that they are seeking a man arrested this week in connection with an early March gas station robbery in Glenville after he failed to appear for an evening court appearance following his arraignment.
Jason Giordano, 37, of Schenectady, was initially arrested early Tuesday and charged with one count of first-degree robbery, a felony, police said.
Giordano is accused of robbing the Speedway at 123 Freemans Bridge Road just before 10 a.m. March 9.
Dispatchers received a 911 call that a robbery had just occurred. The suspect handed an employee a note, implied that he had a weapon in his pocket, and was able to obtain a “significant amount” of cash, according to police.
Police released surveillance photos of the suspect the same day, then zeroed in on Giordano, putting out a warrant for his arrest.
New York State Police then encountered Giordano during a traffic stop at about 1:20 a.m. Tuesday and found the arrest warrant in the March 9 robbery, police said.
Giordano was transferred to Glenville police custody, processed and held for arraignment. He was arraigned at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday in the central arraignment process and released to appear in court later that same day.
His scheduled appearance was set for 5:30 p.m., but he did not show up, police said. A new warrant would have to be issued for his arrest, police said Wednesday. Glenville Police Chief Stephen Janik confirmed Friday that the department is still seeking Giordano.
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