Hudson car break-ins linked to crimes in other communities |

Hudson car break-ins linked to crimes in other communities

Kumi Tucker
Updated: May 11, 2021 06:06 PM
Created: May 11, 2021 05:46 PM

HUDSON - Police were called to the Firemen's Home, after four employees' cars had windows smashed. 

Investigators believe the thieves arrived in a four-door sedan and stole wallets, purses, IDs, and cash. 

"We interviewed the victims at the Firemen's Home, who had advised us that their cards were used at the local Walmart in the town of Greenport," said Hudson Police Detective Nick Pierro.  

Police released photos of two people who they say went into that Walmart shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday and used the stolen cards to go on a shopping spree, buying things like cellphones and gift cards.

Investigators believe those suspects had been busy earlier that same day. 

"So through our investigation, we reached out to the Albany Crime Analysis Center, which also got a report from the Queensbury - Fort Ann area and photos of the suspects up there that had done some smash-and-grabs," said Detective Pierro. 

As NewsChannel 13 first reported last weekend, state police say during the day on Saturday, hikers had their cars broken into at Adirondack trailheads. 

Police believe those same suspects were at the Queensbury and Fort Ann Walmart stores. 

In the photos from Queensbury, the woman is wearing different clothes, but the man is wearing the same distinctive shirt with the MTV logo. 

Police are asking anyone with information to give them at call at (518) 828-3388. 

"And give us a name a lead, a name, and we can take it from there, to try to get the people that had their vehicles smashed out some justice," said Detective Pierro.  

"Definitely don't keep high value items in plain view in your vehicle or in your vehicle at all," he advised. "Keep them with you.  Don't keep your car keys in your vehicle. Don't keep your pocketbooks on your seats. Don't keep money in plain view. Most of the time, we see that's what they're looking for."

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