Posted at: 10/11/2013 1:38 PM
| Updated at: 10/11/2013 6:10 PM
By: WNYT Staff
Guilderland Police Department
GUILDERLAND – A Delmar man is behind bars after police say he used a cab to rob a 90-year-old man.
Police say 50-year-old Frank Markus, is accused of stealing a change jar from a home on Wormer Avenue.
Once the cab driver realized what was happening, he denied Markus' request to go to Albany.
Instead, he drove Markus to Price Chopper in Hamilton Square (formerly 20 Mall) where he went to cash the change.
That's when police were called.
“The cab driver did the right thing. We’re very grateful for the cab driver to be suspicious, to call, and to have us investigate,” said Captain Curtis Cox of Guilderland Police.
No one was hurt.
Markus is charged with second-degree burglary.