Hudson Valley Man Caught Placing ShopRite Items Down ‘Pants,’ Police Say
A Hudson Valley man is accused of threatening employees with a knife after he was stopped for allegedly stealing several items from ShopRite.
On Friday around 1:50 p.m., the Orangetown Police Department arrested 38-year-old Steven Rutkowski of Newburgh for robbery, criminal possession of a weapon, felonies, and misdemeanors for criminal possession of stolen property, menacing and petit larceny.
Rutkowski is accused of placing a number of items from the Orangetown Shoprite into his pants and leaving without paying for the items.
When a security guard confronted Rutkowski, he allegedly began fighting with employees and pushed one to the ground.
During the fight, he pulled out a knife an began threatening employees with it, police say.
Rotkowski was eventually subdued and arrested. He was remanded to Rockland County Jail.
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