State Police announce arrest in Staatsburg gas station hold-up

Hyde Park, New York – On December 18, 2015, New York State Police from the Rhinebeck barracks arrested 26-year-old Christopher Dam of Hyde Park, New York. Dam was charged with Attempted Robbery in the 1st Degree and Criminal Use of a Firearm 2nd Degree subsequent to a armed robbery investigation conducted by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and uniformed Troopers.
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On December 15, Dam entered the Citgo Station in Staatsburg, New York, 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 on December 23, 2015.

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, we would like to thank the Town of Hyde Park Police Department and the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office for their assistance.


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