Schenectady PD make Dollar General robbery arrest

Roberto Valentin (Schenectady PD)

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Police have arrested a man they claim robbed a Schenectady store.

Police said Roberto Valentin, 45, entered the Dollar General store on State Street and attempted to shoplift merchandise.

He was observed by a store employe who attempted to stop Valentin as he was leaving the store. Police said he struck the employee and threw her to the ground.

Valentin was arrested a short time later and taken into custody without incident. He was charged with one count of Robbery in the Third Degree and one count of Petit Larceny.

The store clerk was not injured, police said. Valentin is in the city lockup. He will be arraigned Saturday morning.

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