On June 6, 2019, at 6:11 pm City of Poughkeepsie Officers responded to the area of the Transit Hub on Civic Center Plaza for a reported strong-arm robbery. The victim reported that a male had followed her into the Transit Hub and then ripped her purse containing $700 from her shoulder and then he fled east towards Garden Street. Images of the suspect were captured on video.

Up to this point, the attempts by the police to identify the suspect have proven unsuccessful. According to Detective Lieutenant Matt Clark, the police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying him. Anyone with information on the suspect’s identity or on this incident is asked to call 845-451-7577.