Police Apprehend Suspected Robber Hiding in River

According to Ramapo Police, officers spent much of Sunday night searching for a man suspected of robbing a gas station. Around 9:00 PM the man, who may or may not have been armed, robbed a gas station on Route 17 in Sloatsburg before running towards the Ramapo River. Police stated that with the assistance of the Rockland Sheriff’s Department and state Police they searched the river and surrounding areas, using wetsuits, airboats, and helicopters. Around 10:50 the suspect was found hanging onto a rock in the freezing water and was taken into custody after receiving treatment for hypothermia.

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