Yorktown Police report the arrest of a a twenty nine year old male from Wurtsboro, New York, who is charged with Robbery 2nd Degree, a Class "C" Felony, and two counts of Petit Larceny, a Class "A" Misdemeanor.
On September 22, 2018 at approximately 8:45 AM Sgt. Dillon, P.O. Guilbert and P.O. Woodard responded to a report of a larceny of cigarettes that had just occurred from the Shell gas station on Commerce Street. While enroute, the officers were advised that the suspect had fled the scene on foot and was running on Kear Street. Upon arrival, officers located the defendant, who was still attempting to flee from the gas station attendant and a good Samaritan.
The defendant was arrested for Robbery in the 2nd degree. It is alleged that the defendant did forcibly steal cigarettes from the gas station attendant and while in the immediate flight from the scene of the crime, caused a physical injury to the good Samaritan. During processing at police headquarters, further investigation was conducted into previous larcenies of cigarettes. It is also alleged that on September 13, 2018 the defendant stole a carton of cigarettes from the Gulf gas station located at 2001 Commerce Street. It is additionally alleged that the defendant stole a carton of cigarettes on September 21, 2018 from Sunoco located at 3911 Crompond Road.
The defendant was processed at police headquarters on the above charges, arraigned in Yorktown Justice Court on September 22, 2018 at 8:00 pm. Bail was set at $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond. The defendant was remanded to Westchester County Jail in lieu of bail or bond. He is due to appear in Yorktown Justice Court on September 25, 2018 at 6:00 pm.
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