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GLENS FALLS — A Glens Falls man who is on probation for burglarizing a fire station was arrested Wednesday for allegedly breaking into a dollar store and stealing women’s underwear, police said.

Eric L. Lowther, 24, of Lawrence Street, allegedly broke a window at Family Dollar on Dix Avenue in and entered the store around 5 a.m. Wednesday, according to Glens Falls Police.

The only items that were stolen were packages of women’s underwear, police said.

Glens Falls Police Detective Lt. Peter Casertino said police responded to an alarm at the store, but the thief was gone. Police posted images from a surveillance video at the store, which led to tips that Lowther appeared to be the suspect, he said.

Police located him later Wednesday and recovered some of the stolen underwear, Casertino said.

Lowther was charged with felony counts of burglary and criminal mischief, and was awaiting arraignment Thursday morning.

He is on probation after a guilty plea over the summer to a misdemeanor petit larceny count in connection with two burglaries in early June at the West Fort Ann fire station.

Lowther had previously been a member of the department, and somehow gained access to the locked station to steal a television and other unspecified valuables.

The burglary counts were dropped as part of a plea deal, and he was sentenced to 3 years on probation.

He faces up to 11 years in prison for the Glens Falls burglary.

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Don Lehman covers crime and Warren County government for The Post-Star. His work can be found on Twitter @PS_CrimeCourts and on

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