SCHENECTADY - A city man broke into an Erie Boulevard convenience store early Saturday and stole about $3,500 in scratch-off lottery tickets, authorities said.
Police arrested the suspect, identified as Stanley Whitted, a short time later and charged him third-degree burglary, third-degree grand larceny and third-degree criminal mischief, felonies.
Whitted, 56, of Union Street, is accused of smashing his way through the front window of the Mobil station at 1120 Erie Blvd., at about 12:40 a.m. and making off with the tickets, according to police allegations in court documents. Police arrested him a short time afterward.
Whitted was arraigned and ordered held.