A 31-year-old Hudson Valley man has been arrested and charged in an attempted deli robbery in Pine Bush, state police said.
The incident occurred at the Borderline Deli located on Burlingham Road. The investigation revealed that Thomas Mann entered the deli and implied that he had a gun in his pocket while demanding the clerk give him cash from the register, according to state police.
The clerk verbally confronted Mann, who subsequently fled the store in a gray 2012 Toyota Corolla, according to police.
The deli clerk and a customer who was inside the store were not injured during the attempted robbery.
While on patrol, a state trooper observed a Corolla matching the vehicle description traveling on Route 209.
The trooper initiated a traffic stop and additional investigative steps were taken which resulted in the arrest of Mann, who was taken into custody and arrested for attempted robbery in the first degree (a felony).
While in custody, Mann intentionally damaged a wall at the State Police Ellenville barracks and was additionally charged in the Town of Wawarsing Court for Criminal Mischief in the fourth degree.
Mann was arraigned in the Town of Wawarsing Court before Town Justice Charles Dechon and remanded to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $50,000.00 cash bail or $100,000.00 secured bond. He was ordered to reappear in the Town of Shawangunk Court on Monday.
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