Saratoga County man accused of trying to rob Stewart’s in Schenectady

The Schenectady Police Department arrested Scott A. Vanbergen, 39, of Saratoga County, in connection with an attempted robbery at a Stewart’s Shop on Friday.

Police responded to the Stewart’s at 1010 McClellan St. for a report of a panic alarm. When officers arrived, they learned that Vanbergen attempted to take the cash register, said Schenectady Police.

Vanbergen left in the vehicle and crashed into a vacant house on Summit Avenue, according to police. Officers and the Schenectady County Task Force arrested him a short time later.

Schenectady Police learned that the vehicle was matched with several other incidents on Friday morning.

Vanbergen was charged with third-degree attempted robbery, unlawful fleeing, resisting arrest, driving with impaired ability and numerous vehicle and traffic violations.

Vanbergen continues to be a person of interest in multiple other burglaries and larcenies in Schenectady, as well as other incidents in Rotterdam, Glenville, and surrounding areas, said Schenectady Police.