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18-Year-Old Nabbed After Armed Robbery Of Wappinger Gas Station

The area of the armed robbery.
The area of the armed robbery. Photo Credit: Pixabay/diegoparra and Google Maps street view

An 18-year-old man has been charged with allegedly robbing a Hudson Valley gas station at gunpoint.

The incident took place in Dutchess County around 5:15 a.m., Monday, March 6 at the Shell gas station at 1831 Route 376 in the town of Wappinger.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Shell gas station at 1831 Route 376 in the Town of Wappinger for a report of an armed robbery, said Capt. John Watterson of the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office.

A preliminary investigation revealed that Joseph A. Wrubel, age 18, of Poughkeepsie, entered the business, displayed a firearm, and stole cash and merchandise before fleeing on foot, Watterson said.

Further investigation by detectives led to the identification and arrest of  Wrubel later in the day, he added.

Wrubel was charged with felony robbery and was remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of a $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted in the investigation by the Town of Poughkeepsie Police.

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