Colonie Police Make Arrest in Connection With Robbery, Assault

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Colonie police say they've made an arrest in connection with a robbery and assault that happened in their town earlier this week.

According to investigators, 24-year-old Matthew Lora entered the Shoprite Fuel Center on Central Avenue Tuesday morning and demanded money before attacking a clerk and leaving the scene with cash. Lora was taken into custody shortly after the incident on Sand Creek Road. The clerk ended up needing treatment for multiple injuries including a broken femur and broken nose. Lora was arraigned and sent to the Albany County Correctional Facility.

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