3 Local People Accused Of Shoplifting – Roughing Up Employee Didn’t Get Far
Three people that were at the Rensselaer Walmart allegedly left the store with about $1500 dollars of merchandise without paying, after they allegedly roughed up an employee and pushed the employee out of the way. According to a press release from the East Greenbush Police Department, the employee asked to see the receipt for the merchandise. That’s when one of the three started to push the employee around, and then all three allegedly ran out of the store with the merchandise. Some of the other store employees called the police. They also saw the vehicle that the three got into and gave the information to the authorities.
Police set up surveillance for the get away vehicle near the Patroon Island Bridge on I-90, which proved successful. When they stopped the vehicle, 38-year-old John J. Wright from Glenville, 20-year-old Kathleen M. Noone from Middleburgh and 38-year-old Philip Delprincipe of Pattersonville were arrested. All three were arraigned in East Greenbush Town Court and charged with Robbery In The Third Degree, Grand Larceny In The Fourth Degree and Conspiracy In the Fifth Degree. They were sent to the Rensselaer County Jail.
The Walmart employee that was allegedly pushed by the three, was not injured.