Amsterdam man faces robbery charge

AMSTERDAM-City police said a man was arrested for a robbery at a business Tuesday.

Daniel R. Pabon, 29, of 21 Bunn St., was charged with first-degree robbery and third-degree assault after an incident Tuesday at Upstate Electronics on Market Street.

According to police, an employee at the store reported a man entered the business and demanded money while brandishing a knife.

The employee handed over an undetermined amount of cash and suffered a laceration to his hand during a confrontation with the suspect, police said. The suspect then fled, police said.

The victim was treated at St. Mary’s Hospital for the injury to his hand, which required six sutures to close the wound, police said.

According to police, Wednesday morning detectives located Pabon and placed him in custody. A search warrant was executed Wednesday afternoon at a Bunn Street residence and evidence relating to the robbery was recovered, police said.

Pabon was arraigned and sent to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond.

Police said the investigation into the robbery at the Suman Convenience Store on Monday is still active and no arrests have been made for that crime.