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Police: Schenectady man wanted in robbery arrested with handgun

Police: Schenectady man wanted in robbery arrested with handgun

He possessed a 9mm handgun Saturday evening, police say
Police: Schenectady man wanted in robbery arrested with handgun
Cordell Gentry
Photographer: Schenectady County Jail (inset); Shutterstock (background)

SCHENECTADY - A city man wanted in connection with a street robbery last week was arrested Saturday on weapons charges, authorities said.

Cordell A. Gentry, 19, of Hattie Street, was arrested Saturday on one count each of first-degree robbery, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and other counts.

He is accused of displaying a black handgun while robbing someone in the area of Henry and Emmons streets just before 1 p.m. Jan. 21, according to police accusations filed in court.

The evidence in the robbery includes surveillance video, according to the accusations.

Police caught up with Gentry near Eastern and Rankin avenues just after 6:30 p.m. Saturday, according to police accusations. Gentry attempted to flee, but police soon took him into custody on nearby Plymouth Avenue.

Police found in his possession a loaded Keltec P11 9mm handgun. Police also later found a small amount of cocaine in his backpack, according to police accusations.

In all, Gentry faces the robbery count, one count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, felonies, along with misdemeanor menacing, controlled substance possession and resisting arrest.

Gentry was arraigned and ordered held at the Schenectady County Jail on a total of $50,000 bail. He remained there Tuesday.

 

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