Sheriff Kevin J. McConville reports the arrest of a Brentwood, NY man after a robbery at
a Southeast business.
On March 1, 2023, at approximately 5:15 am Deputies were dispatched to the Gulf gas
station at 1565 Route 22 for a robbery that had just occurred. Upon arrival, Deputies learned
that the suspect had already fled the scene and they began an investigation along with
members of the Sheriff’s BCI Division. It was determined that the suspect entered the store and
pointed what was believed to be a firearm at the clerk’s head and demanded money from the register. The suspect then fled the store with over $6,000 in cash and approximately $350
worth of cigarette cartons.
Based on information received from the store clerk and a very observant customer, who provided photos of the suspect vehicle, an alert was put out to area police agencies. At approximately 6:10 am a Westchester County Police Officer observed the suspect vehicle on I287 near I684 in Harrison and began a pursuit at which time the vehicle drove the wrong way on Westchester Avenue where it eventually crashed near the entrance to the Hutchinson River Parkway. At that time the suspect fought with Westchester Officers before being taken into custody.
The suspect, Jose Nieves, 28 years old, was then turned over to Putnam County Sheriff’s Deputies where he was subsequently charged with the following felonies: 1 count of Robbery in the 2 nd Degree, 1 count of Grand Larceny 3 rd Degree and 1 count of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property, as it was learned that the vehicle that the suspect was operating was stolen from NYC.
Mr. Nieves is being held in the Putnam County Correctional Facility on $50,000 cash bail
or $100,000 bond. He is also being investigated as a suspect in numerous other armed
robberies in NYC, Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and municipalities in Westchester County,
including the Town of North Castle where it is believed that he committed a similar robbery after
the incident in Southeast.