Police report they are happy to have this criminal off the streets after stealing from a number of local stores.

A Hudson Valley man is accused of stealing from a local Walmart and liquor store. This week the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of a Monticello man.

Monticello, New York Man Accused Of Strong Arm Robbery


On Wednesday, August 23, 2023, the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Patrol responded to a report of a "strong arm" robbery at Kaz’s Wines & Liquors in the Thompson Square Mall in Monticello.

A store employee told arriving deputies that he was injured after confronting a shoplifter who was trying to put wine into his backpack and flee the store.

The suspect fled the scene before police arrived

Police: Same Sullivan County, New York Man Accused Of Stealing From Walmart


A follow-up investigation eventually led to the identification of the suspect as 37-year-old Jamil T. Fasenntao of Monticello, police say.

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He was arrested last Wednesday after he was allegedly caught shoplifting at Walmart.

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He also admitted to the liquor store robbery, according to police.

Fasenntao was charged with robbery, a felony and petit larceny, a misdemeanor.


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He was arraigned before Thompson Town Justice Sharon Jankiewicz and sent to the Sullivan County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Sullivan Sheriff Mike Schiff said that "his deputies were glad to solve this crime and get this suspect off of the street."

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