The Putnam Examiner

Accused Subway Sandwich Shop Thief Nabbed

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John Caputo of Wingdale is facing a first-degree robbery charge.
John Caputo of Wingdale is facing a first-degree robbery charge.

A suspect who allegedly committed an armed robbery in the Patterson Commons Shopping Center was nabbed Thursday morning and charged with robbery.

John Caputo of Wingdale in Dutchess County was arrested and is facing a first-degree robbery charge after he’s accused of holding up a Subway sandwich shop last Tuesday evening, according to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. During the robbery, Caputo allegedly showed the shop clerk a knife and ordered the employee to hand over money from the cash register, according to the sheriff’s department.

The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash and jumped in a pickup truck he used as his getaway car. No one injured in the incident.

Caputo, 47, was arrested around 9 a.m. when a Putnam County Sheriff investigator spotted him driving a pick up truck in Kent, according to the sheriff’s office. With the help of the Town of Kent Police Department, Caputo was pulled over and detained for questioning. Following an interview with authorities, he was charged.

As of Thursday night, Caputo was awaiting arraignment. The offense–a class B felony–is punishable by up to 25 years in prison.

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