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Troy police credit patrol officer with thwarting a major burglary from a local business


TROY, N.Y. – The Troy Police Department is crediting vigilant patrol on a major burglary arrest.

According to authorities, around 1:10 a.m. on Wednesday, Troy Police Patrol Officer Carlos Nazario responded to unusual activity he saw around Middleburgh and Ninth Streets. They say a subject ran across the street and onto an embankment near two businesses. 

Nazario located a male subject in possession of an air conditioner compressor. 

When Nazario told the man to stay in place, the man took off on foot, dropping the condenser before he entered the Troy Boiler Works storage yard. 

Officers conducted a search of the area and after a brief struggle; Christopher Wrobel, 20, was taken into custody. 

It was later determined that Wrobel  had previously prepared over $3,000 worth of brass fittings and copper for a burglary at John Ray and Sons. 

The items are believed to be completely recovered and Wrobel was charged.

He was arraigned on Burglary 3rd, Criminal Trespass 3rd, Possession of Burglar Tools, Obstructing Governmental administration 2nd, Resisting Arrest and Grand Larceny 3rd. He was sent to Rensselaer County Jail with no bail, pending a court appearance. 

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