State police release Tamarac vs. 'Vliet robbery suspect photos
Several iPods, a wallet, cash and other personal items were taken from the visiting locker room during the game, which was played early Saturday afternoon on the fields of the school on Route 2.
The photos released Thursday, taken from surveillance cameras outside the school, depict three white males police believe are in their early 20s exiting the building. State Police urged residents to note the clothing they are wearing: one appears to be wearing a red t-shirt, another a white one and the third a grey short-sleeved shirt.
"They don’t appear to be students," Trooper Maureen Tuffey said. "Not recent ones, at least."
The visiting locker room was not locked during the game, which the Tamarac Bengals won 13-12 in a come-from-behind victory.
"It was insult to injury, I guess," Watervliet coach Erick Bernard said of the thefts. "You lose a game and then you get robbed."
Bernard said six or seven athletes discovered some of their belongings had been stolen, including at least five iPods.
To make matters worse, he noted the team’s running back, Ryan Manning, broke his clavicle during Saturday’s game and is out injured.
"It was kind of a tough day, overall," Bernard said.
He doesn’t imagine the athletes will get their items back, but he said catching the culprits will bring some resolution to the issue.
Anyone who recognizes the men pictured or has other knowledge of the larcenies is asked to contact the State Police Loudonville barracks at 783-3211.
- Story by Dave Canfield, The Record
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