The ’pink glove’ robberies
Pro tip: If you are going to rob a truck stop — twice, no less — you may not want to wear something as identifiable as pink gloves.
A Fulton County man who allegedly wore pink gloves in a pair of robberies was arrested Thursday night by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department. Although the pink gloves did not directly lead to his arrest, they do help link him to both holdups, an investigator said Friday.
Adam M. Kubisky, 32, of Gloversville is facing robbery and other charges after being arrested in connection with robberies at the AM Best Truck Stop in Fultonville.
In the robberies, on March 10 and June 15, a knife-wielding suspect demanded money from a store clerk. In both robberies he was described as a male wearing a hoodie, a bandana over his face and pink gloves.
In the March robbery, the suspect fled on foot. In the June robbery, after fleeing, the suspect got into a vehicle, identified by surveillance video as a Ford Freestar. Investigators were able to locate the van involved, which in part led to the arrest of Kubisky, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
But in the end, bravado played a major role in the apprehension.
“He did a good job of concealing himself,” Montgomery County sheriff’s Inv. Roberto Gracia said Friday. “We received a tip he was boasting about committing the robberies.”
The gloves were never found. However, they linked Kubisky to both robberies, authorities said. In addition, he apparently had a motive to wear them, Gracia said.
“He wore the gloves because he had identifying marks he was trying to hide,” Gracia said, referring to tattoos.
Kubisky was under police surveillance for about a week before his arrest. He is charged with two counts of first-degree robbery, fourth-degree grand larceny and petty larceny.
He was arraigned in Mohawk Town Court and is being held in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 bail. Kubisky is scheduled to appear in Glen Town Court to answer the charges.
The arresting officers were investigators Gracia, Theresa Pingitore and Joseph Kilmartin.