Two women arrested for Alpin Haus robbery

By CAROLINE MURRAY

caroline.murray@recordernews.com

Aisha M. Pounds, 21, of Niskayuna and Raquel M. Cridelle, 18,  of Schenectady 

were arrested on Wednesday by Montgomery County Sheriffs for petit larceny.

The arrests came one week after the sheriff’s office responded to a larceny complaint at the Alpin Haus on State Highway 30.

According to police reports, upon arrival, it was learned that two unidentified female suspects had entered the store and were walking around looking at Northface Jackets and UGG Boots. 

After a short time, the two suspects, Pounds and Cridelle, exited the store with numerous items consisting of Northface and UGG merchandise activating the store alarm, they then fled the area in a dark colored car.

The Alpin Haus posted a picture of the two suspects on their Facebook page, which resulted in numerous leads.

The the sheriff’s office were able to identify and track down Pounds and Cridelle as a result of the leads. 

According to Officer Inv. Robert Gracia, both suspects admitted to the crime and were taken into custody, where they were arrested.

They are both to appear in Amsterdam Town Court on a later date and time.

This is a developing story, more information will be made available as soon as updates are made.