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.