DA Robert V Tendy announces the conviction of John Caputo for Robbery in the Third Degree
On October 18, 2016 the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office was informed of a 911 call for a Robbery at the Subway Food Chain Store at 3101 Route 22 in the Patterson Commons.
An investigation revealed that the defendant, John Caputo from Wingdale New York, entered the location, approached the young cashier and indicated he was there to purchase a drink. When the employee went to enter the purchase into the register, the defendant displayed a box cutter, demanded money, and fled with approximately $347 dollars.
The Sheriff’s Office recovered video footage of the robbery which ultimately led to the apprehension of the defendant on October 20, 2016. District Attorney Tendy said that he wanted “to send a clear message that crimes of violence will be dealt with swiftly and aggressively in Putnam County,” and the defendant was indicted by a Grand Jury on October 28, 2016.
On February 28, 2017 the defendant entered a plea of guilty to Robbery in the Third Degree before the Honorable James Reitz and is expected to be sentenced on April 25, 2017 to 2 1/3 – 7 years state prison. The case is being prosecuted by First Assistant District Attorney Chana Krauss.