Lansingburgh man needs help IDing hit-and-run suspects

December 05, 2017 06:30 PM

LANSINGBURGH - It may just be cell phone video recorded from security camera video, but it clearly shows a grey or blue SUV or minivan slamming into the back of a parked black Mitsubishi. Then, the driver of the car jumps out - while it's still moving - and switches seats with the passenger. It's fairly damning evidence except for one thing: it doesn't show the license plate.

"Very, very frustrating," explains Antony Pasinello who owns the black Mitsubishi. 

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Pasinello says the hit and run occurred on Saturday, between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., on 4th Avenue in Lansingburgh. According to him, previous frames show the car turning on to 4th Avenue from 122nd Street, before ripping off the back left portion of the bumper and taking off.

"If it was the summertime and my daughter was outside out front playing, who knows if he was drunk or anything, hopped the curb, he could have hit a kid."

Two estimates on the damage have come in around $3,000. Pasinello has been in touch with his insurance company, but believes the people in the other car should be held accountable.

"It's not too blurry to where you can't recognize them. I mean, their faces are pretty clear there. I'm hoping someone can come forward and let me know who they are."

If you recognize the driver or the passenger who then became the driver, please call Troy Police at (518) 270-4411.


Abigail Bleck

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