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Colonie Police make arrest in Walgreens robbery

Colonie Police have arrested Brian T. Kelleher, 25, of Albany, in connection with the Wednesday, Sept. 16 robbery of the Walgreens pharmacy.

During the robbery, police said, Kelleher allegedly had a gun with him when demanding narcotics from the pharmacist at about 11:48 p.m. He was wearing a black, white and gray hooded sweatshirt and a black mask that covered his face, police said, as well as a black vest.

Police said Kelleher then removed a black handgun which he had carried into the store in a blue bag while demanding the narcotics. The pharmacist complied, police said, giving Kelleher a half-filled bottle of Xanax before he fled on foot.

Kelleher was also arrested after an investigation revealed his connection to another armed robbery of a Rite Aid pharmacy in Albany.

Kelleher was charged with felony robbery in the first degree, unlawfully fleeing a police officer and other traffic offenses. He was arraigned and sent to the Albany County Correctional Facility.

For more on this story, check back at www.spotlightnews.com, or read the Wednesday, Sept. 30 print edition of the Colonie Spotlight.

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