City woman charged in store robbery

GLOVERSVILLE – A city woman is facing multiple felony charges after she robbed the Cumberland Farms convenience store on North Main Street with a high-powered BB gun Thursday night, police said this morning.

Velvet I. Reed-Fulton, 29, of 25 Helwig St., was arrested and charged with second-degree robbery, second-degree criminal use of a firearm, both felonies, and second-degree menacing with a weapon and petit larceny, both misdemeanors.

Detective Sgt. Mike Jory said she robbed the convenient store around 10 p.m. Thursday.

The clerk told police a woman entered the store alone and waited until the one customer in the building left before showing what appeared to be a handgun and demanding money. The clerk handed over about $120, police said.

After interviewing the clerk, police searched a four-block area near the store. About 15 minutes later, Jory said, police found a woman fitting the description of the suspect on a porch in the area of Third Avenue and Yale Street.

The store clerk later identified Reed-Fulton as the same person who robbed the store, police said.

Jory said the property owner of the porch where the suspect was found had no connection to Reed-Fulton.

Jory said police later found the money and weapon in the area where they found Reed-Fulton.

“The firearm actually turned out to be a high-powered BB gun that closely resembles a handgun,” Jory said.

No one was injured in the robbery.

Reed-Fulton was being held this morning for arraignment.