The Clarkstown Detective Bureau arrested a 19-year-old Spring Valley man yesterday for robbery with a knife. The victim, a 26-year-old man from Nanuet, was not hurt in the robbery that occurred last Friday in Nanuet.
On Friday, November 11 at approximately 12:05 a.m. the Clarkstown Police Department responded to a report of a robbery with a knife in the area of Rockland Ave in Nanuet. Responding patrol units interviewed the victim who stated that an unknown white male had broken into the victim’s car that was parked in front of his residence. The victim chased the suspect down the street and was able to confront the suspect, taking a picture of the suspect. At that time the suspect displayed a large knife and fled the area on foot. The victim reported that his wallet and credit cards were stolen.
Using the picture taken by the victim and assistance from other police agencies, the suspect was identified as Ryan Christiansen, 19, of Spring Valley. He was arrested and charged with robbery 3rd (felony), grand larceny 4th (felony), menacing 2nd (misdemeanor) and criminal possession of a weapon 4th (misdemeanor). Christiansen was arraigned in Clarkstown Justice Court and bail was set at $20,000. He was transported to Rockland County Jail and will return to court on November 21, 2016 at 9:30AM.
Christiansen is not currently a suspect in the numerous other car larcenies that have occurred in Clarkstown.