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New Details Emerge In Arrest Of Peekskill Bank Robbery Suspect

Joshue Flores
Joshue Flores Photo Credit: Contributed

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- New information has emerged since Friday's arrest of a 26-year-old man suspected of robbing a downtown Peekskill Bank and then attempting to rob a Croton-on-Hudson supermarket.

Joshue M. Flores reportedly slipped a note claiming he had a gun at the customer service counter at Food Town in Croton, demanding all the money in the register at 8 p.m. Friday, according to state police.

Flores ended up fleeing prior to obtaining any money, police said.

Following an extensive canvas of the area, he was soon located by troopers and Croton Police officers hiding in a nearby brook. Following a brief struggle, he was taken into custody.

Flores was charged with first degree robbery and fourth degree grand larceny. Flores faces additional charges in the City of Peekskill and Village of Croton. He is currently awaiting arraignment in the City of Peekskill Court.

Peekskill Police Officers were able to identify Flores after circulating his photograph in the media and canvassing dozens of local businesses, said police.

The bank robbery, in which the suspect reportedly handed a teller a handwritten note demanding money, occurred around 12:30 p.m. at M&T Bank on 1019 Park Street, formerly Hudson City Saving Bank.

The New York State Police, The Westchester County Department of Public Safety, and the FBI investigated, according to police.

Peekskill detectives responded to the state police barracks where they interviewed Flores and filed charges.

For more on the robbery, check this previous Daily Voice report.

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