Duanesburg man accused of stealing gar, gas

A Duanesburg man is facing charges after he allegedly stole a car and then stole gas at a Stewart’s.

State police received a complaint on September 8 from a family member of 40-year-old Thomas Croote III, saying Croote had taken a vehicle without the owner’s permission.

This past Sunday, troopers found Croote with the vehicle at a Stewart’s shop in Rotterdam, where they say he had just stolen $25 worth of gas.

He was charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle and petit larceny.

The vehicle has been returned to the owner.