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Fifth Armed Robbery in One Week Strikes City of Poughkeepsie

An armed robbery has struck the the City of Poughkeepsie for the fifth time this week. An Academy Street deli was held up at gunpoint on Thursday night. According to police, a plan was wearing a ski mask armed with a semi-automatic handgun and entered the deli around 8:30pm. He demanded money from the cashier, who complied. The suspect left with several hundred dollars. Police describe the suspect as a 5’9″ white or light-skinned blakc male. He was wearing  dark jeans, black sneakers with light-colored laces, and a black winter jacket with the hood up. No injuries were reported. In addition to this robbery, the Smokes 4 Less shop in the Town of Poughkeepsie was robbed by two men armed with pocket knives last Tuesday night. Anyone with information regarding these crimes is urged to call the City of Poughkeepsie police tipline: 845-451-7577. Source: Hudson Valley Reporter.