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Two Being Questioned In LaGrangeville Tobacco Shop Robbery

Smokes 4 Less, a LaGrangeville store that sells tobacco, cigars and smoking accessories, was robbed by a baseball-bat wielding suspect Tuesday, police say.
Smokes 4 Less, a LaGrangeville store that sells tobacco, cigars and smoking accessories, was robbed by a baseball-bat wielding suspect Tuesday, police say. Photo Credit: Google Maps screen shot

LAGRANGE, N.Y. - Two possible suspects are being interviewed in connection with the robbery of a LaGrangeville tobacco shop by a baseball-bat wielding robber Tuesday,  the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.

Capt. John Watterson said that the suspect threatened a clerk at Smokes 4 Less -- a chain store that sells cigars, cigarettes, vape pens and smoking accessories -- and then fled in a white sedan with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect was later tracked down and arrested by town of Poughkeepsie police, Watterson said.

The two people inside the vehicle are being questioned in connection with the robbery and recent similar incidents in Dutchess County, he added.

The store, located at 1520 Route 55, was hit about 12:50 p.m., police said. The store lists its address as 1516 Route 55, however.

The Sheriff's Office is being assisted in the investigation by the New York State Police and the town of Poughkeepsie police.

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