A 26-year-old Montrose man and suspect in a Peekskill bank robbery was apprehended later in the day Friday after he tried to rob Food Town in Croton-on-Hudson.
Joshue M. Flores reportedly slipped a note claiming he had a gun at the customer service counter and demanding all the money in the register at around 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.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact State Police at 914.769.2600. All calls can be kept confidential
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.