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Suspect Apprehended In Dutchess Gas Station Attempted Armed Robbery

Christopher Dam Photo Credit: New York State Police
Surveillance footage of the struggle between the robber and the gas station clerk. Photo Credit: New York State Police
The suspect was last seen driving a dark vehicle northbound on Route 9. Photo Credit: New York State Police
New York State Police are looking for a man who robbed a gas station in Staatsburg on Tuesday. Photo Credit: New York State Police

HYDE PARK, N.Y. -- A suspect has been apprehended in the Tuesday attempted armed robbery of a Citgo station in Staasburg, state police announced Saturday afternoon.

Christopher Dam, 26, of Hyde Park, was charged Friday with attempted robbery in the first degree and criminal use of a firearm in the second degree subsequent to a armed robbery investigation conducted by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and uniformed Troopers.

Dam entered the Citgo Station while armed with a shotgun and demanded money, state police from the Rhinebeck barracks said.

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 Wednesday, Dec. 23.

The State Police expressed appreciation for valuable tips which helped lead to Dam's arrest.

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