Suspect in custody following robbery investigation on Thruway

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Suspect in custody following robbery investigation on Thruway

Major Evelyn P. Mallard
Troop T Commander


Sloatsburg, NY – On Sunday March 15, 2015 just before 7 p.m., State Police received a report of a robbery which occurred at the Ramapo Service Area on I-87. The suspect, unknown if armed, reportedly fled from the Sunoco gas station on foot.
State Police began an investigation which led them to an area near the Ramapo River. There, they located the suspect who had attempted to cross the river and subsequently became stranded on a rock.

State Police Aviation, Marine Patrol, Crisis Negotiators, and Special Operations Response Team responded to the scene. The suspect, later identified as Richard P. Morgan, 49, of Ramapo, NY, was safely taken into custody following a rescue operation.

Morgan was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital for treatment of possible hypothermia. Felony charges are pending and he remains under arrest as police are continuing their investigation.

Further details on charges will be provided as the investigation continues. At this time a photo of Morgan is not available.

Author: Harlem Valley News