Soured Dough: Cohoes Man Stole $1K in Lottos as Clerk Made Him Pretzels
A Cohoes man must be feeling a bit sour - and surely salty - after his attempt to steal $1,000 dollars worth of lottery tickets at a Cumberland Farms was foiled by area police. In truth, he almost got away with it, but the clerk was on to his twisted plan.
According to News Channel 13, the incident happened back on July 7th at the Cumberland Farms, 571 Maple Ave. in Wilton. That's when police say a 37-year-old man named Mark Hebert came into the store planning to get lucky by looting some lottos.
The report stated that Hebert tried to be slick when he asked the Cumberland Farms clerk to heat him up some pretzels. While the clerk was doing that, Hebert was apparently able to sneak behind the counter and swipe $1K worth of lottery tickets. He left the store without paying for them, but security cameras caught him in the act, and his plan to take the dough was soured by the eye in the sky.
"37-year-old Mark Hebert ordered the pretzels at Cumberland Farms on Maple Avenue on July 7.
As the clerk tended to his order, police say Hebert swiped $1,000 in lottery tickets behind the counter, then left the store." News Channel 13
This particular Cumberland Farms is one of the newer Cumby stores in the Capital Region opening back in November of 2018. Considered one of their "Next Generation" stores, The Saratogian says that it features "kiosk ordering terminals, an interior high-top bar counter, outdoor patio seating, 38 parking spaces, and eight fueling pumps."