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Police Evacuate Apartment To Apprehend Robbery Suspect In Poughkeepsie

Joseph Crocco, 41
Joseph Crocco, 41 Photo Credit: Town of Poughkeepsie Police

A Town of Poughkeepsie apartment house had to be evacuated Monday after a wanted armed robbery suspect was spotted in one of the units, according to the Town of Poughkeepsie Police.

The Mountain Brook Estates at 134 Innis Ave., was cleared around 7 p.m., after police received information that Joseph Crocco, 41, of New Hampshire, was inside one of the units, said Capt. Kevin Faber.

Crocco was wanted as a fugitive from justice for armed robbery, Faber said.

Once the apartments were cleared, members of the town's Crisis Negotiation Unit attempted to make phone contact with Crocco but were unsuccessful. Officers then made entry into the apartment and arrested Crocco without incident, Faber added.

Assisting at the scene were members from the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department and the Dutchess County Drug Task Force.

Crocco is being held without bail at the Dutchess County Jail to await extradition.

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