Man charged in store robbery

GLOVERSVILLE – A city man was charged Tuesday with robbing a convenience store on North Main Street last Wednesday, city police said.

Police said Jimmy C. Murray Sr., 46, entered the LukOil GasMart at 6:25 a.m. Wednesday armed with a box cutter and demanded cash from the register. He left the store with about $200 in cash, police said. No one was hurt in the robbery.

Murray was arrested at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday at his apartment at 43 Cayadutta St. and charged with third-degree robbery and fourth-degree grand larceny. Later in the morning, police found items at Murray’s apartment linking Murray to the robbery, police said.

Chief Donald W. VanDeusen said police found clothing and other items consistent with what was recorded by surveillance cameras during the robbery.

Police said they also found 6 grams of crack cocaine packaged for sale with a street value of $1,000, and recovered $700 in cash from the apartment.

The occupants of the apartment, Tammy E. Young, 42, and Shameka M. Worley, 33, were charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child, police said.

The endangering charge, police said, stems from Worley’s 2-year-old daughter being in the apartment while crack cocaine was sold and other drugs, including heroin, were used.

The two women and Murray were being held today for arraignment in City Court.

The search warrant at the apartment was executed by members of the Gloversville Police Department Detective and Patrol divisions, assisted by the Glove Cities Emergency Response team, a news release from police said.