Social media tips help police locate excavator theft suspects

WNYT Staff
Updated: May 04, 2021 12:57 PM
Created: May 04, 2021 04:10 AM

Two Albany County men are facing charges, accused of stealing an excavator and flatbed trailer.

Frank Markus, from Delmar, and Steven Lawless, from Colonie, are both facing several charges including grand larceny.

Troopers say Markus and Lawless took the excavator and flatbed trailer from the Liberty Street parking lot in Albany in March of last year.

State police say they were able to track down the two thanks to social media tips.


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