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DATE/TIME: Wednesday, January 19th, 2005 / 12:15 PM
SUBJECT:MAN ARRESTED AFTER ROBBING CONVENIENCE STORE


A 30-year-old Glenville man has been arrested for robbing the Union Convenience store, 1505 Van Vranken Avenue, at about 9:30 Tuesday evening.

Geoffrey Gravell entered the store, struck the clerk (51-year-old Moslah Hotbni) in the head several times with a metal pry bar, and stole the drawer from the cash register. Gravell then fled the store and ran north on Van Vranken. At about 11 p.m., Gravell was located at a residence on nearby Hattie Street and taken into custody.

Gravell is charged with Robbery-1st degree. He was arraigned this morning in Police Court and remanded to the Schenectady County Jail.

Mr. Hotbni sustained a laceration to his head and was treated at Ellis Hospital.