Woman admits robbing city store

JOHNSTOWN – A Gloversville woman pleaded guilty Wednesday in Fulton County Court to a felony robbery count for robbing a Gloversville convenience store with a BB gun last month.

Velvet I. Reed-Fulton, 29, of 25 Helwig St., pleaded guilty before Judge Polly A. Hoye to felony third-degree robbery as part of a plea arrangement.

Sentencing was adjourned until a later date, but she is expected to receive 1 1/3 to four years in state prison.

Reed-Fulton was arrested March 7 by Gloversville police, charged with second-degree robbery, second-degree criminal use of a firearm, both felonies, and second-degree menacing and petit larceny, both misdemeanors.

Police said Reed-Fulton robbed a Cumberland Farms convenience store on North Main Street in Gloversville with a high-powered BB gun at about 10 p.m. March 6. 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, 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. Police later found the money and weapon in the area.

No one was injured in the robbery.

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