Ulster County duo held in Lloyd gas station robbery
Two Ulster County men were charged in the Sunday holdup at a Town of Lloyd gas station after taking hundreds of dollars, police said.
Carlos J. Rondon, 22, of State Route 44/55 in Modena, and Kyle F. Jesse, 21, of Milton Turnpike in Clintondale, were charged with felony third-degree robbery, State Police at Highland said Tuesday.
At 3:22 p.m. Sunday, troopers were called to the Hess station on State Route 299 for a report of a robbery, police said.
Witnesses said they saw a man in his 20s enter the store and demand money from the cashier. After getting about $590 in cash, the man, whom troopers identified as Rondon, fled the scene in a black vehicle driven by Jesse, police said.
Rondon did not display a weapon during the robbery and no one was injured, police said.
Investigators quickly traced the crime to Rondon and Jesse and arrested them in the City of Poughkeepsie on Sunday night, troopers said.
Both were arraigned Monday in the Town of Lloyd Court and sent to the Ulster County Jail in Kingston in lieu of $5,000 bail or $10,000 bond.
Both are to appear before Lloyd Town Justice Eugene Rizzo at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
No attorney information for the defendants was available Tuesday.
Town of Lloyd police and City of Poughkeepsie police assisted in the investigation.
Each defendant could face up to 7 years in prison if convicted on the robbery charge.