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Police respond to pawn shop alarm

Police respond to pawn shop alarm

Thomas SlivienskiItems stolen from a home on Muriel Avenue in East Greenbush – watches, jewelry and electronics – showed up at “Gold Mine Pawn Shop” and so did police to arrest a teenager from Cohoes.

Thomas Slivienski, 17, is charged with Burglary (2nd Degree) and Grand Larceny (3rd Degree), both Class-C Felonies, according to East Greenbush Police Chief Christopher Lavin. He was arraigned Tuesday afternoon by Town Justice Mary Pat Donnelly who set bail at $15,000. A public defender was assigned and Slivienski is due back in Town Court later this week.

Slivienski was tracked down when he went into “Gold Mine Pawn Shop” around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday and tried to sell some of the items, police said. Just before that, detectives had sent out a list of items to area pawn and coin shops and many of those items were on the list so the owner hit the silent alarm and police responded, arresting Slivienski.

After getting a search warrant, Detective Daniel Keegan of East Greenbush and others recovered the remaining pieces of stolen jewelry from a house on Southern Avenue and from a home on Lakeview Avenue. The case remains under investigation.


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