A nearly four month investigation led to an Ulster County man’s arrest for allegedly using a gun to steal medication and money from a local pharmacy.

Early in the morning on Aug. 16, 2016, the Ulster County 911 Center received a report of an armed robbery that occurred at the Catskill Pharmacy on State Route 209 in Kerhonkson.

A initial investigation revealed that a man, wearing a mask and holding a weapon, entered the pharmacy and demanded prescription medications as well as money, police say.

As officials investigated further, they determined that the unknown man was armed with a pistol and held the pharmacist at gunpoint demanding the medication.

Following an intensive investigation, 40-year-old Joshua Stuart of Kerhonkson was recently arrested in connection with the armed robbery, authorities say.

Stuart was arrested and charged with first-degree robbery. He was arraigned in the Town of Wawarsing Court and remanded to the Ulster County Jail without bail pending a future court appearance.

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