TROY, N.Y. -- Troy Police patrols and detectives say they may be on the path to solving a recent string of residential burglaries in the Lansingburg area.
At approximately 3:00 am on Friday, September 6th, a resident of the 300 block of 7th Avenue called 911 to report he was awoken when his dog alerted him to a subject who was in the residence, leaving through the front door at the time the victim discovered the intruder. Police were dispatched and patrols blanketed the area.
Within minutes, a suspect was observed running out of an alley onto 107th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues. Based on the subject's actions and his manner of dress, patrols attempted to conduct a field interview. The individual fled on foot running through an alley with officers in pursuit. The subject hopped a fence and attempted to hide in a backyard of a residence on the 290 block of 6th Avenue. Found hiding in the bushes, the subject was dressed in two layers of fully black clothing, a black hat covering his head and a blue bandana covering his face. No plausible explanation was offered for his unusual actions.
Gabriel Vega, 17, of Troy is charged with Criminal Trespass 3rd degree, Possession of Burglar's Tools and a curfew violation.
Recovered at the time of the arrest was a quantity of empty garbage bags, a flashlight, cell phone, and black ski mask.
At this time, Vega has only been charged relative to the intrusion onto enclosed property in his attempt to evade police.