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Man charged with robbing Byrne Dairy in Newark

Police in Newark arrested a man accused of robbing the Byrne Dairy in Newark on Tuesday night.

Police said they were called to the store on W. Union Street around 10:50 p.m. for the report of an armed robbery.

The clerk who was getting ready to close the store at 11 p.m. told officers that a man with a bandana over his face came into the store, demanded money and threatened her – saying he had a gun. The man did not show a gun at any point.

Police said the clerk gave the man an undisclosed amount of cash. He then ran from the store.

Newark Police officers worked with Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies, New York State Police K9 and troopers to interview witnesses and suspects.

Officers arrested 32-year-old James Penta, Jr. and charged him with third-degree robbery. He was sent to the Wayne County Correctional Facility in lieu of $7,000 cash bail or $15,000 bond.

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