A Sullivan County man is behind bars, without bail, for allegedly robbing a local Stewart's.

On Monday, State Police from Livingston went to investigate an armed robbery that occurred at Stewart's, located on State Route 9 in Kinderhook.

An investigation revealed that around 11:15 p.m. 23-year-old Phillip R. Schmidt of Stockport entered Stewart's through the rear door, showed a knife and demanded money, police say.

Schmidt is accused of receiving an undetermined amount of cash and fleeing the scene.

Schmidt was found a short time later and charged with robbery and criminal possession of a weapon, felonies. He 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.

State Police were assisted by the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.

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