13 August 2019
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Darrin S. Pitkin
Troop B Commander
On August 10, 2019, at approximately 4 a.m., State Police responded to the Parkway Express convenience store located at 9005 State Highway 56, in the town of Norfolk for a report of a burglary.
Two unknown suspects forced entry to the business through a drive thru window shortly after 3 a.m. and stole multiple tobacco items including cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarette pods, chewable tobacco, and rolling papers. The total estimated value of property stolen was over $1,000.
A 14-year-old from Massena and a 12-year-old from Potsdam were arrested. They were found to have been in possession of two handguns at the time of the burglary. The 14-year-old was charged with one count of Burglary 3rd degree, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree - Loaded Weapon, and one count of Acquiring a pistol/gun defaced. The 12-year-old was charged with one count of Burglary 3rd degree, Unlawful Possession of Weapon (person less than 16 years of age), and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree.
They were released with St. Lawrence County Family Court appearance tickets.