Antiques store robbed during business hours
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- Cambridge Antiques was the target of a robbery late last week, during which approximately $10,000 worth of sterling silver was taken from a glass case during business hours, according to police.
Store manager Bill Boylan said he was working in the shop when three individuals, one woman and two men, entered and began asking him questions.
When one of the men asked to be shown something on the second floor, Boylan obliged but began to get suspicious when he realized it was too quiet downstairs. After going back down to the first floor he witnessed a glass case open with numerous items missing and no sign of the two people who had been there.
Boylan said he called police and told them one suspect remained upstairs. When police arrived they found the third suspect had slipped out the fire escape.
"We call it a scoop and run," said Boylan, who noted that among the items stolen were pieces of Tiffany, Cartier and Russian silver. "They knew what they were doing."
The 30 W. Main St. shop carries antiques from more than 25 dealers, and did not have security cameras at the time of the theft.
According to Boylan, the suspects resemble those caught on camera during a 2012 robbery at the Ballston Spa Antique Center, where silver and jewelry were also taken.
Anyone with information regarding this theft should contact the Cambridge Police Department.
Theft at jewelry store in Manchester
MANCHESTER -- McWayne Jewelers of Manchester was the victim of a theft early Thursday morning. Manchester Police responded to the Bonnet Street location at 4:33 a.m., and observed the door glass in the front entrance had been smashed.
Upon investigation, they also found a glass case containing estate jewelry to have been smashed and numerous pieces of jewelry missing. Anyone with information regarding this case should contact the Manchester Police Department at 802-362-2121.
Sobriety checkpoint announced in Bennington
BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Police Department will conduct an impaired driving sobriety checkpoint between Sept. 27 and Oct. 4 in the Town of Bennington.
With support from state, county and other municipal police departments, participation will focus on removing impaired drivers from the roadway, seat belt and child restraint enforcement and an overall reduction in vehicle crashes and motor vehicle violations.
Motorists are urged to use a designated driver whenever necessary and require all occupants to wear safety belts.
-- Khynna Kuprian