Marine halts attempted shoplifting at Colonie Center

Posted at: 12/19/2013 3:02 PM
Updated at: 12/19/2013 4:42 PM
By: Ben Gorenstein

Colonie Center has a Marine recruitment station inside the mall. That helped in catching an alleged shoplifter on Thursday.

According to the Marines, Pfc. Noah McKnight of Cohoes heard a security alarm go off. At the same time, he made eye contact with a suspicious man.

After a brief foot chase, the suspect was caught, along with $700 in stolen merchandise.

The suspect was then arrested by Colonie Police.