(Springs, NY)- A Long Island man has been arrested on charges including Kidnapping and Robbery after police say he abducted a woman at gunpoint and forced her to give him a ride before taking off with her cash and cell phone. East Hampton Town Police, say in the afternoon on Monday, March 8, 2021, a 38-year-old woman was sitting in her vehicle, talking on her cell phone, in the parking lot of Springs School, when she was confronted by a man with a gun, who got in her vehicle and pointed the weapon at her. Police say the suspect, 47-year-old Jay Rowe, of Glade Road in Springs, then allegedly forced the victim drive to a dead end on Shipyard Lane in Springs, before demanding money and fleeing on foot. Police say the victim gave Rowe approximately $8,000 in cash and her cell phone. Rowe was arrested on charges including Kidnapping in the 2nd degree, Grand Larceny in the 4th degree and Robbery in the 1st degree. Rowe is scheduled to be arraigned at Superior Court in Riverhead on March 30, 2021.
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