The Clarkstown police have apprehended a 64-year-old man they believe to be responsible for a series of break-ins that occurred between October 16, 2021, and January 1, 2022. In that four month window, the CPD responded to four separate commercial burglaries located within the Nanuet area, all of them involving forced entry into the buildings targeted. After weeks of investigation, the Clarkstown Police Detective Bureau was able to identify the suspect as Robert R. McDonald, of Nanuet.
On March 21st, working in conjunction with the Spring Valley Police Department, the Clarkstown Police Department Detective Bureau was able to arrest Mr. McDonald without incident. Robert R. McDonald was charged with 4 counts of burglary 3rd (felony), 1 count of criminal mischief 2 (felony), 2 counts of criminal mischief (misdemeanor), 3 counts of petite larceny (misdemeanor). Mr. McDonald was arraigned on March 22, 2022 in the Village of Spring Valley Justice Court where he was remanded to the RC Jail pending a future court date.
The Clarkstown police credit McDonald’s apprehension to the inter-agency cooperation of the Spring Valley PD, Ramapo PD and the Haverstraw PD. In addition to the charges Mr. McDonald is facing in Clarkstown, he has also been charged with three burglaries by the Spring Valley PD, 1 by the Ramapo PD and charges are pending with the Town of Haverstraw PD.