Police in Schenectady, Rotterdam and Colonie are investigating a robbery and two attempted robberies at convenience stores they think were carried out by the same woman early Sunday morning.
The only successful robbery was at 2:46 a.m. at the Airport Mobil located at 1114 Troy-Schenectady Road in Colonie. There was also an attempted robbery at 5:15 a.m. at the Stewart’s at 1841 Helderberg Ave. in Rotterdam, and another attempted robbery in Schenectady.
In the Colonie case, the woman implied she had a gun and handed a note demanding money to the clerk, who was working alone at the time. There was the outline of what might have been a gun in her pocket. The clerk gave her four cartons of cigarettes and less than $100 in cash, and she fled on foot, possibly to a waiting vehicle.
The robber was described as a white female about 5 feet 2 inches tall, 130 pounds, wearing a black hooded full-zipper sweat shirt, black undershirt with white writing and dark pants.
In the Rotterdam case, she entered the store and slipped the clerk a handwritten note demanding cash and indicating that she had a gun. The clerk refused to open the cash drawer and demanded that the would-be thief leave the store immediately. She left without taking anything and was last seen on foot.
She was described by this clerk as a white female, 5 feet 4 inches tall, thin build, 20 to 30 years of age, wearing a dark blue zip-up hooded sweat shirt and black pants.
Schenectady police did not provide information about the incident in the city.
Rotterdam police said they are working with the other two agencies to investigate the incidents, which they believe were carried out by the same person. Anyone with information was asked to call police.