Colonie police: Duo tried to steal cooking oil from businesses

Colonie police have arrested two men from downstate they say are back trying to steal from other Capital Region business after being spotted before. They are 24-year-old Anthony Matias and 27-year-old Jhojan Matos – both of Yonkers.

Colonie police say Friday morning, around 7:30, an officer noticed the men in the process of stealing cooking oil from Paesan’s Pizza in Latham.

They say this location was also the site of a separate larceny, and these two were spotted in the area of another victimized business, Ted’s Fish Fry.

Colonie’s investigation revealed the same truck they allegedly loaded the oil into was involved in multiple recent larcenies in four Capital Region counties.

They say it was also involved in larcenies in surrounding states, down to Maryland.

Police say more charges could be coming, and the investigation’s ongoing. They say if you know anything that could be helpful, contact police.