Tuesday, June 13, 2017




New City man charged in four robberies


NEW CITY – Clarkstown Police arrested a New City man, who they say was involved in four separate robbery cases in the New City area.

Luis Baez, 33, was arrested on Thursday, June 8 and charged with armed robbery, robbery, grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, criminal mischief and criminal possession of a weapon.  He is in the Rockland County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Baez allegedly committed two armed robberies and an attempted robbery at the same gas station, the Sunoco at 128 North Main Street in New City, on March 20, 28 and April 10. In the first two robberies, he allegedly entered the store brandishing a knife and demanded money. He made off with $3,000 the first time and $850 the second time. In his third attempt, the employee locked the front door before he could come in.

In a fourth incident, on April 13, Baez allegedly entered the Shell Mart at 320 South Little Tor Road in New City, brandishing a firearm and demanding money. He made off with over $500 in cash.

The detective bureau of Clarkstown Police also identified him as the suspect in another case that occurred on November 28, 2016 at 9 a.m. at the Palisades Center Mall. Baez is alleged to have broken into a delivery van there and stole a gym bag with over $9,000 in cash.


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