4 to 8 Years for Repeated Crossgates Mall Theft

April 19, 2024


This resolution also satisfies all of the defendant’s other open cases in Albany County, of which there are at least 8.

Albany, NY – 28-year-old Tryze Miller, formerly of Menands, was sentenced to an indeterminate term of 4 to 8 years in State Prison before the Hon. Roger McDonough in Albany County Supreme Court this afternoon. Today’s sentencing follows his March 27, 2024 plea of guilty to Two Counts of Burglary in the Third Degree.


The original, six-count indictment alleged that on various dates between August and November of 2023, the defendant stole property from Dick’s Sporting Goods and Macy’s in Crossgates Mall. Specifically, Miller was accused of stealing a total of approximately $8,800 worth of items during that time period.


In addition to his prison sentence, the defendant was also ordered to pay $4,200 in restitution. This resolution also satisfies all of the defendant’s other open cases in Albany County, of which there are at least 8.

Judge McDonough said:


“It might be of some value of you to pursue some job training while you’re incarcerated. As I always tell defendants, you can  spend whatever period of time you’re incarcerated twiddling your thumbs and basically doing just enough to get by. But if you want to get out and be in a situation where you can, in fact, earn some money and not resort back to the same criminal dealings, you need to have some sort of job skill.”


ADA Nicholas Pittari said:


“Despite some opinions to the contrary, organized retail theft is not a victimless crime. Whether the victim is a small mom and pop shop, or a larger store, the cost incurred by theft is often passed on to the customer, which affects all of us. Sometimes, that even leads to stores relocating, or shuttering entirely, which is harmful to the local economy. To that end, it’s important to both hold offenders accountable, but also provide them with the necessary help to turn their lives around.”


Assistant District Attorneys Nicholas Pittari and Joseph Brucato, the Bureau Chief of the Major Crimes Unit, handled the prosecution of this case.

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