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UPDATE: Arrest made in stAATSBURG ROBBERY
BY HV NEWS STAFF • ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 12/16/15
UPDATE (December 19, 2015 • 1 p.m.): On December 18, New York State Police from the Rhinebeck barracks arrested 26-year-old Christopher Dam of Hyde Park, subsequent to an armed robbery investigation conducted by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and uniformed troopers. Dam was charged with attempted robbery in the first degree and criminal use of a firearm in the second degree.
On December 15, Dam entered the Citgo Station in Staatsburg, while armed with a shotgun and demanded money. The owner of the Citgo station chased Dam out of the store. During a struggle that occurred outside of the store, a round was discharged from the shotgun which struck the ground. Surveillance footage capturing the defendant robbing the gas station as released to the media and posted to social media offering a description of the suspect and his get-away vehicle. As a result, information was received from the community which led to the identification of Dam as a suspect.
Dam was arraigned before the Town of Hyde Park Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail without bail. He is due to reappear in the Town of Hyde Park Court at a later date.
The State Police would like to thank members of the public who called in the valuable tips which helped lead to Dam's arrest. Additionally, police would like to thank the Town of Hyde Park Police Department and the Dutchess County District Attorney's Office for their assistance.