Newburgh man attempts to rob grocery store at knifepoint

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NEWBURGH -

A Newburgh man allegedly tried to steal items from a Rockland grocery store at knifepoint.

Orangetown police say Steven Rutkowski tried to take items from a Shop Rite in Pearl River Friday without paying.

When confronted by security, police say the 38-year-old began fighting and pushed a person to the ground.

He then allegedly pulled out a knife and threatened employees with it.

Police eventually subdued Rutkowski. He is facing several charges, including felony robbery and criminal possession of a weapon

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