Police: Two arrested for burglary after victim caught suspects in the act
BETHLEHEM, N.Y. – Two people have been arrested, accused of committing a burglary after the business owner witnessed the alleged crime.
According to Bethlehem Police, on Friday, two people were allegedly caught in the act of a burglary by a Glenmont property owner.
Around 12:30 p.m. on Friday, the owner entered his business and witnessed a white male inside, attempting to steal his property. The owner confronted the man and pursued his as the suspect fled from the building.
Once outside, the suspected wielded a knife at the property owner before fleeing in a vehicle, driven by another suspect.
The victim of the crime contacted police as they were following the suspects, until police in Watervliet were able to stop the pair.
Watervliet Police arrested James Peltier, 33, and Grace Norton, 25.
Peltier has been charged with felony counts of attempted robbery in the first degree, burglary in the second, criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, and conspiracy in the fourth. He also faces misdemeanors possession of burglar’s tools and attempted petit larceny. He was arraigned and remanded to Albany County Jail without bail.
Norton was charged with felony counts of burglary in the second degree and conspiracy in the fourth. She also faces misdemeanors possession of burglar’s tool and attempted petit larceny. She was arraigned and remanded to Albany County Jail in lieu of bail or bond.