SCHENECTADY, NY (NEWS10) – Schenectady Police have made an arrest in connection with two different gas station robberies.
Detectives have alleged that 47-year-old Christopher Bell of Schenectady robbed the cashier at the CITGO gas station located at 1605 Broadway on March 27.
Bell has been charged with one count of Robbery 1st, a felony, one count of Criminal Possession of Weapon 3rd, a felony, and one count of Unlawful Imprisonment 1st, a felony.
Detectives also allege on March 12 at around 11:50 p.m., Bell robbed the cashier at Sunoco gas station located at 127 Erie Blvd.
Bell was charged with one count of Robbery 1st, a felony, one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd, a felony, and one count of Petit Larceny, a misdemeanor.
Detectives claim that Bell was armed with a large knife during both robberies.
Bell was arraigned Friday morning and was remanded without bail to the care and custody of the Schenectady County Sheriff’s Office.