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Police search for robbery suspect

LAKE GEORGE — The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Saturday night armed robbery at the Mobil gas station, 2398 Route 9N, in Lake George.

According to the sheriff, the suspect entered the store 9 at approximately 8:20 p.m. with a weapon and ordered the clerk to open the cash register.

The suspect proceeded to steal several hundred dollars in cash from the register drawer and then exited the store and fled on foot, police said.

The suspect is described as a tall, slender male. At the time of the robbery the suspect was wearing a dark colored jacket, jeans, and full faced white mask.

Anyone with further information, please contact the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Investigator Edward Affinito at 518-743-2500.

Police: Man wanted sex with child

HUDSON FALLS — A Hudson Falls man was arrested late Friday on charges that accuse him of trying to arrange a sexual encounter with a person he thought to be a 12-year-old girl, police said.

Jeffrey S. Prime, 27, was charged with felony counts of attempted first-degree rape and attempted first-degree criminal sexual act after an investigation by State Police, the agency said in a news release.

Police said the charges came after the State Police Computer Crimes Unit corresponded with Prime and he made arrangements to meet a person he thought was a 12-year-old girl for sex.

Prime was taken into custody by troopers from the Granville station without incident Friday night at the location where the meeting was to take police, according to State Police.

Prime was arraigned and sent to Washington County Jail for lack of bail.

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Kathleen Phalen-Tomaselli covers Washington County government and other county news and events.

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