An Orange County man allegedly committed a bank robbery five hours after being released from jail. 

On February 9, 2018, at approximately 3:55 p.m. an unidentified man walked into the Citizens Bank on Boroadway in the City of Newburgh, and demanded money.

The man walked out of the bank with almost $3,200 in cash.

City of Newburgh detectives canvassed the area and with the help of community members were able to identify the male as Town of Newburgh resident Robert E. Stevens.

On February 16, at aproximately 11:13 a.m., City of Newburgh located Stevens in the area of First Street, and arrested him. Stevens was charged with Grand Larceny third-degree.

Through the investigation it was learned that Mr. Stevens had been released from Orange County Jail on February 9th at approximately 1:00 p.m.

In addition to the February 9 robbery, Stevens is also being charged with Grand Larceny third-degree stemming from the December 2016 Citizens Bank robbery.

No Further Information is being released at this time.

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