Modena man arrested in connection with attempted Poughkeepsie stickup

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POUGHKEEPSIE – A Modena man was arrested by Poughkeepsie City Police
early Wednesday following an attempted armed robbery.

The driver, Michael Fazio, 22, has been charged with two counts of felony
possession of a controlled substance and a violation for marijuana possession.
Other charges may be filed.

Fazio was the wheelman following the attempted robbery at a Carroll Street
residence.

Two victims told police one of them had made arrangements to meet a woman
for sex. When the woman arrived, two others wearing masks were with her.
One had a gun.

The masked suspects attempted to rob one of the victims. When he resisted,
the person with the gun fired two rounds.

A friend of the victim came out to help and a struggle ensued.

At least one more round was fired during the struggle.

The victims were able to get the handgun away from the suspect before
the would-be robbers fled in an SUV driven by Fazio.

A 9mm handgun was recovered at the victims’ house.

When officers caught Fazio, they found a live 9mm handgun was found in
his home.

A search of his vehicle recovered a live 9 mm round, several unloaded
magazines, an empty box of 9mm ammunition, a bag of marijuana and methamphetamine.

The investigation into the identities of the others involved is continuing.

The handgun recovered is known as a “ghost gun” which is a
gun that is 80 percent completed when it is legally sold. It has no identifying
marks on it and because it is not finished, it is not considered a working
firearm. The buyer would then complete the other 20 percent of the work
and have a working weapon.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the City
of Poughkeepsie Police Department at 845-451-7577.