On Wednesday, April 17, 2013 the Middletown Police Department Detective Bureau arrested Michael Crupi, age 35, from Linden Avenue in Middletown, NJ, for armed robbery of the Bevaquass Deli on March 25, 2013. Police say Crupi entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded cash from the clerk. He then fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Detective Laurence Schachtel of the Middletown Police Department conducted a lengthy investigation and was able to develop information linking Crupi to the robbery. Detective Schachtel was then contacted by New York City Police Detectives assigned to the 123 Precinct who had seen a suspect flyer sent out by Detective Schachtel. Crupi fit the description of a suspect who committed two armed robberies in Staten Island, one of a Game Stop Store and the other of a bakery.