COLONIE — A serial shoplifter linked to a thefts in a number of municipalities was arrested and charged with stealing more than $3,000 worth of over the counter drugs from the Shop Rite on Central Avenue.
Reginald Lloyd, 38, of Cohoes, was arrested on Sunday, Feb. 23 by store security at the Hannaford supermarket in North Greenbush. They called police, and he was arrested coming out of the store after trying to steal a large amount of baby formula.
North Greenbush police handed him over to Colonie police and charged with the Feb. 7 Shop Rite theft.
Lloyd has been linked to similar thefts in Albany, Bethlehem, Utica, Brunswick, Guilderland and others, said Lt. Robert Winn.
Winn said Lloyd typically recruits females to help him with his heists and in Colonie he had two yet-to-be-identified women with him steal the drugs, which have not yet been recovered.
They are seen on the video above released by Colonie police.
Lloyd, a Level 3 sex offender, Winn said, was arraigned in Colonie Town Court on the felony of grand larceny and released to the supervision of probation.