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DATE/TIME: Tuesday, May 8th, 2007 / 03:45 PM
SUBJECT: BURGLAR RAMS CAR INTO CLOSED GAS STATION – TAKES ATM


A 39-year-old Scotia man has been arrested on burglary and other charges after he backed his car into a closed gas station and stole a cash machine inside early this morning.

Just after 2:30 a.m., Mark Macintosh, of 30 Irving Road, backed his car twice into the front entrance of the Hess gas station at 467 Nott Street, causing extensive damage and gaining entry to the store. Macintosh then got out of his car, entered the store and dragged a cash machine from inside to his car. After putting the machine into his car, he fled the scene.

Students from a Union College dormitory across the street from the station heard the noise and called police. Ten minutes later, patrol officers stopped Macintosh’s car (with the cash machine inside) on nearby Foster Avenue and he was taken into custody. Macintosh had not gained access to the money inside the cash machine.

Macintosh has been charged with the felonies of Burglary-3rd degree, Criminal Mischief-2nd degree and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property-3rd degree. He was arraigned this afternoon in Police Court and remanded to the Schenectady County Jail.