Colonie police make arrests in robbery cases


COLONIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Colonie police arrested two men connected to two different robbery cases that police believe are related.

Police said William Jersey and Scarlett O’Dell of Schenectady are facing charges of one count of robbery 1st degree and one count of attempted robbery.

Police believe O’Dell is the suspect in both cases. The first took place shortly after midnight Wednesday and involves a suspect demanding money while threatening to use a crowbar at a Mobil gas station on Troy-Schenectady Road.

Police said at about 11 a.m. on Wednesday, O’Dell allegedly attempted to rob a GameStop on Loudon Road with a crowbar.

Jersey and O’Dell are believed to have gotten away in a black Volkswagen that was headed south on Loudon Road.

Jersey was arrested in the summer of 2019 for robbing the same Mobil Station. That case is still pending, police said and Jersey is out on bail for the charge.

Colonie police Lt. Bob Winn said a New York State Police trooper based out of Clifton Park went to house in Schenectady where Jersey and O’Dell were staying regarding an investigation of a stolen car out of Halfmoon. During his investigation, the Trooper realized O’Dell may have been the person Colonie Police was searching for.

Jersey and O’Dell were arraigned in Colonie Justice Court and sent to the Albany County Correctional Facility.

Jersey’s bail has been set for $35,000.00 and O’Dell on $3500.00 bail.

The next court date is scheduled for January 21 in Colonie Justice Court.

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