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Man robbed man at knife point at Fulton Byrne Dairy and captured after chase, police say

Fulton, NY – A man robbed another man at knifepoint at a Fulton Byrne dairy, then was captured days later after a chase, police said.

Kevin J. Vandelinder, 38, of Oswego, entered the Byrne Dairy at 1013 Emery St. on Saturday and approached someone sitting in a booth, said Sgt. Lucas Hollenbeck, a Fulton police spokesman.

Vandelinder held a knife to the man’s side and ordered him to give him everything he had, Hollenbeck said. The man, who was a customer, gave Vandelinder his phone but had no money, he said. Vandelinder then headbutted the man and punched him in the face before leaving the store, he said.

On Tuesday, Vandelinder was found on South Fourth Street and arrested after a short foot chase, he said.

Vandelinder was charged with first-degree robbery, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree assault, second-degree menacing and resisting arrest, he said.

According to state records, Vandelinder was released from prison on March 11 after serving a sentence for second-degree gang assault.

According to Syracuse.com | Vandelinder was one of three people arrested on June 3, 2017, after a man was punched, kicked, hit in the head with a beer bottle and stabbed with a metal object, according to The Post-Standard archives.

He also previously served time in prison for fourth-degree possession of stolen property in 2016 and attempted third-degree burglary in 2011, according to state records.

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