Cafeteria grand larceny case pending

Tyler McNeil
Managing Editor

Mikey BryantMikey Bryant|The Hudsonian

Over $2,000 was reported stolen from the Campus Center cafeteria last Monday.

“I don’t remember anything similar to this,” said Fred Aliberti, director of Public Safety.

Food service director John Poole stated to Public Safety last week, that Chartwells’ office safe was broken into between Apr. 30 and May 1. An estimated $2,700 was reported stolen from the office.

The safe appeared to have been forcefully opened. The object used to break open the safe has not been confirmed in the investigation.

After contacting Public Safety about the incident around 8 a.m. that morning, Troy Police arrived at Hudson Valley. Along with officers, an evidence technician was called to examine the area. Police left the college later that morning.

The theft case, which counted as third-degree burglary and grand larceny, is pending under investigation. Video footage is currently being reviewed by Public Safety and Troy Police.

According to Dennis Kennedy, director of communications and marketing, no similar incidents have occurred within the last five years.

“We’ve had a laptops stolen and individual property grabbed, but nothing quite like this that I recall,” he said.

Kennedy added that most theft cases that have occurred on campus involve property, such as laptops.

Last spring, 46-year-old Gerald Walker was arrested after stealing a laptop from the Internet Technology office.

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