Major R. Christopher West
Troop G Commander
On February 18, 2021, State Police at SP Capital arrested 53-year-old Marc Bowman of Albany for Attempted Robbery 3rd degree, a class D felony.
At approximately 7:18 a.m., Troopers responded to a report of an attempted robbery that occurred on the concourse level of the Empire State Plaza. Bowman is accused of attempting to forcibly take a laptop from the victim as he walked past him on the Concourse. The two briefly struggled before Bowman fled the scene. The victim was able to retain the laptop.
After reviewing surveillance footage, Troopers were able to identify Bowman as the suspect and he was later located by patrols in downtown Albany.
Bowman was arraigned in Albany City Court and remanded to Albany County Jail. He is due back in court on March 23, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.