Colonie PD: 2 robbery suspects on the run after marijuana deal leads to car chase, shots fired


COLONIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Colonie Police Department spent hours searching for two subjects in the Morris Road area Thursday night after a marijuana deal gone bad.

Around 4 p.m. Thursday, a white Jeep Cherokee was involved in a rollover crash on Morris Road near the railroad tracks. Police said the Jeep was being chased by a black pickup truck.

After the rollover, the occupants of the Jeep reportedly shot at the pickup truck.

According to police, the incident started as a marijuana deal that led to a gunpoint robbery and car chase. After the rollover crash, the pickup’s occupant tried to retrieve their stolen property and were fired on by the Jeep’s occupants.

The occupants of the Jeep fled the scene into the woods near Morris Road. The pickup’s occupant was located on Route 87 and detained by police.

At the scene of the crash, police found a spent shell casing near the Jeep and a large quantity of marijuana and cash were found inside the vehicle.

Several agencies searched the Morris Road area for the suspects in the Jeep. Police believe they stole bicycles from a nearby neighborhood to flee the area. Blood was also found at several locations leading police to believe one or both are injured.

No arrests have been made.

The first subject is described as a white male, shorter, thin and wearing a white tank top with long, black hair. The second subject is described a black male. Both are believed to be in their late teens or early 20s.

Police said there is no imminent danger to anyone in the area. However, they encourage residents in the Albany Street/Morris Road/Kings Road area to remain vigilant.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Colonie Police Department at 518-783-2744 or they can anonymously contact the Capital Region CrimeStoppers.

Morris Road remained closed late Thursday.


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