Contact Us
Putnam Daily Voice serves Brewster, Carmel-Kent, Cold Spring, Mahopac, Patterson & Putnam Valley
Return to your home site

Menu

Putnam Daily Voice serves Brewster, Carmel-Kent, Cold Spring, Mahopac, Patterson & Putnam Valley
Breaking News: Police Seek Public's Help In Search For Suspect In Robbery Near Putnam
police & fire

Suspect In Patterson Subway Shop Armed Robbery Apprehended

John Caputo was arrested for the armed robbery of the Subway shop in Patterson.
John Caputo was arrested for the armed robbery of the Subway shop in Patterson. Photo Credit: Putnam County Sheriff's Office

PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- The person wanted in connection with the armed robbery of the Subway in Patterson on Tuesday was captured on Thursday, according to Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith.

John E. Caputo, 47, of Wingdale in Dutchess County, is facing a first degree robbery charge, for holding up the Subway sandwich shop in the Patterson Commons Shopping Center at 3101 Route 22 at the intersection of Route 311 at about 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

During the robbery, Caputo pulled out a knife and and ordered a shop clerk to hand over money from the cash register. After grabbing the cash, Caputo ran from the shop and reportedly used a pickup truck that he had left parked nearby as a getaway vehicle. No one was injured in the incident, said Capt. William McNamara.

Caputo was apprehended at about 9 a.m. Thursday when a sheriff’s investigator in an unmarked car spotted him driving a pickup truck in Kent. The investigator recognized the truck and its driver as matching the descriptions of the suspect and vehicle wanted in the robbery, McNamara said.

The investigator, with assistance from the Town of Kent Police Department, pulled over Caputo’s vehicle and detained him for questioning. Following the interview, Caputo was charged with the robbery.

He is currently awaiting arraignment in court on the robbery charge. If found guilty of the charge he faces up to 25 years in prison.

For Daily Voice's previous report on the armed robbery at Subway, click here.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Putnam Daily Voice!

Serves Brewster, Carmel-Kent, Cold Spring, Mahopac, Patterson & Putnam Valley

This is a one time message inviting you to keep in touch

Get important news about your town as it happens.