**UPDATE** Additional arrest made in Kinderhook Robbery
NEW YORK STATE POLICE Major Robert M. NuzzoTroop K Commander
**UPDATE**On March 16, 2017, New York State Police from the Livingston barracks arrested 20-year-old Amanda Craig of Valatie, for Robbery in the 1st Degree, a Class B Felony. Craig, working at Stewarts at the time of the robbery, was found to have coordinated the robbery with Schmidt. Craig was arraigned in the Town of Stuyvesant Court and remanded to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.
Kinderhook, New York –
On March 14, 2017, New York State Police from the Livingston barracks arrested Phillip R. Schmidt, 23 years old, of Stockport, New York, for Robbery in the 1stDegree, a Class B Felony, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd Degree, a Class D Felony.On March 13, 2017, Troopers were dispatched to investigate an armed robbery that occurred at Stewarts, located at 2931 State Route 9, in Kinderhook, NY. An investigation revealed that at approximately 11:15 p.m., Schmidt entered Stewarts through the rear door, brandished a knife and demanded money. The suspect received an undetermined amount of cash and fled the scene in a vehicle.The State Police were assisted by the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.Schmidt was arraigned in the Town of Greenport Justice Court and remanded to the Columbia County Jail without bail. He is scheduled to appear in the Town of Kinderhook Court at a later date and time.