Arrests made after armed robbery
FORT JOHNSON — State Police at Fonda have taken three people into custody following a reported armed robbery at a Stewart’s Shop.
State Troopers said the following people were charged on Monday:
∫ Nicholas B. Angelo, 29, of Amsterdam with first-degree robbery
∫ Robert A. Brumley, 24, of Amsterdam with fourth-degree conspiracy and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.
∫ Caitlyn M. Starke, 25, of Stillwater with fourth-degree conspiracy and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.
Troopers said a white male had robbed the store with the threatened use and display of a knife. He took money from the register and then fled on foot in a northerly direction on Lepper Road.
A search of the village, area woods, and cemetery, led to the discovery of some clothing and sneakers used in the robbery.
State Police said they then located three suspicious subjects and interviews of those three resulted in conflicting alibis. Further interviews led to admissions from the subjects and recovery of the stolen money.
The three were taken to the Fonda barracks for further investigation where statements admitting to the robbery were obtained.
Troopers said the three revealed that they had parked in the cemetery above Fort Hunter and one of the subjects walked to the Stewarts with the intent of committing the robbery while the other two waited in the car for his return.
All three were arraigned in the Amsterdam Town Court. The trio were committed to the Montgomery County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash or $50,000 secured bond.
State Police investigation continues as interviews revealed that one or more of the subjects may have been involved in other robberies in the Montgomery and Saratoga County area.