3 Hudson Valley Residents, Including Teen, Accused of Armed Robbery
Two men and are teenager were sent to jail without bail following an investigation into an armed robbery in the Hudson Valley.
Last week, three armed men, one with a gun and one with a knife, entered the Sunoco Gas Station located at the intersection of Route 9H and Route 66 in Claverack. All three suspects fled the gas station on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation from the Livingston barracks concluded a multi-agency investigation conducted with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Hudson Police Department which led to the arrest of three Columbia County men in connection with the armed robbery.
Thursday, Jonathan Garcia, 22, of Hudson was arrested and charged robbery, a felony. On Friday, 19-year-old Charles H. Corey and 22-year-old Roberto Guerrero, both of Hudson, were also charged with robbery.
"These arrests can be directly attributed to the inter-agency cooperation between all of the police departments involved,” Senior Investigator William Mulrein stated. “Additionally, the information and leads provided by members of the community were crucially important to the success of this investigation."
Prior to catching the alleged suspects police released a number of photos of the armed robbery, pictured above, and the below video.
Garcia, Guerrero, and Corey were all arraigned in the Town of Claverack Court and remanded to the Columbia County Jail without bail. They are due to return to the Claverack Justice Court on August 17.
The State Police were assisted by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Hudson Police Department, and members of the public.