Man, out on parole, accused of robbery

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NEW HARTFORD — A Rome parolee is accused of getting into a scuffle with loss prevention while shoplifting from Boscov’s at the Sangertown Square Mall Thursday afternoon, according to law enforcement officials.

Police said Kyle Moroughan, 32, of Rome, stole merchandise from the Boscov’s store at about 2 p.m. Thursday. During the theft, police said Moroughan had a physical confrontation with a loss prevention officer at the store. Loss prevention called 9-1-1 and followed Moroughan out of the store. Police said they were found across the street, behind the Price Chopper plaza on Commercial Drive, and Moroughan was taken into custody.

Moroughan is charged with one count of third-degree robbery, a class D felony, police stated. He was arraigned in court and was sent to county jail without bail. He is scheduled to reappear in court.

Authorities said Moroughan is also on parole. According to state records, Moroughan was sentenced to five years in state prison on a charge of felony drug possession from 2018. Moroughan was released on parole on Jan. 6, 2020.

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