A 19-year-old East Hampton man arrested in connection with the robbery of a Springs liquor store was arraigned on Tuesday and released on $10,000 bail. John X. Tracy III was arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court on a charge of first degree robbery, a felony crime.
According to East Hampton Town Police, on Saturday, November 9 around 4:53 p.m. Tracy entered Springs Wine & Liquors on Springs Fireplace Road in East Hampton, confronted a clerk and threatened the use of a gun, although a gun was never actually brandished and no weapons were found on Tracy during his arrest. Police said after Tracy took $1,500 in cash from the register he fled the business on foot.
Tracy became a suspect in the case based on witness descriptions and video surveillance footage. He was arrested on Monday, November 11.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the East Hampton Town Police Department at 537-7575. All calls will be kept confidential.