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Teen armed robbers apprehended in Hudson

Jan 20, 2011 5:56 am
Remember that story from yesterday morning about the armed robbery that took place in Hudson as snowfall started Tuesday night, January 18, the one that included mention of a firearm reported missing from local state police barracks in Livingston? (It turns out, in updates from various sources, that the missing firearm turned out to be a typo...)

Two teenagers are in jail for allegedly committing the crime on North Fifth St. in Hudson Tuesday night. But despite mention of charges involving stolen weapons, no mention's been made yet about how a weapon went missing from the police station yet. According to a story in today's Register-Star by Andrew Amelinckx, who also serves as a WGXC programmer, Tyler T. Lamont, 16, of Hudson and 19-year-old Perry B. Gilliard, listed as being homeless, are facing several felonies for stealing a 20-year-old man’s wallet and cell phone at gunpoint.

According to Hudson Police Lt. Richard Paolino, the crime was reported to the police at 8:40 p.m. Tuesday. The robbery occurred shortly before that time, he said. About an hour later, while HPD detectives and patrol officers were investigating the crime scene, near North Fifth and Columbia streets, the two suspects were spotted.

Lamont and Gilliard were both apprehended after a short foot pursuit, said the lieutenant. Lamont was captured after he ran into the basement of a building on Prospect Street, according to authorities. He was allegedly found with a sawed off .22 caliber rifle. Gilliard was caught on Dodge Street and allegedly had a stolen revolver on him.

Both teens are being charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree use of a firearm, class B felonies; fourth-degree conspiracy, a class E felony; and second-degree menacing and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, class A misdemeanors. Gilliard is additionally being charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a class E felony, and obstructing governmental administration, a class A misdemeanor. Both were arraigned in Hudson City Court by Judge Mark Portin and remanded to Columbia County Jail without bail, pending a future court date.

Not only were two robbers taken off the streets, according to Paolino, but two illegal weapons as well. “This makes four guns we’ve gotten off the streets so far this year,” he said, pointing out that Hudson is a “small city.”

That gun had been reported stolen to the State Police in 2006 and was taken during a burglary. Anyone with information regarding this crime or any other criminal activity is encouraged to contact HPD at 518-828-3388 or the Hudson Police Detective Unit and TIPS Line at 518-828-9900.
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