Riverside brothel robbed at gunpoint, police say

10/05/2014 9:12 AM |
The entrance to 131 Old Quogue Road, where police made three arrests on charges related to prostitution following an armed robbery Saturday evening.

The entrance to 131 Old Quogue Road, where police made three arrests on charges related to prostitution following an armed robbery Saturday evening. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

A reported robbery at a brothel on Old Quogue Road in Riverside led to the arrest of two prostitutes and an alleged pimp Saturday evening, Southampton Town police said.

Several unknown male subjects entered the premises with guns and a machete, tying several occupants up with rope before robbing them around 6 p.m., police said. Two of the subjects in the house were hospitalized with knife wounds, police said.

The suspects made off with at least $3,500 in cash, cell phones, wallets and credit cards, police said.

The cash belonged to Christian R. Perez Garcia, 29, of Riverside who was charged with third-degree promoting prostitution, a felony. He was expected to be arraigned Sunday morning.

Luz Espinal, 34, of Brooklyn and Yasmin Paniagua, 40, of the Bronx were each charged with misdemeanor prostitution. They were both processed and released and are both due back in court at a later date.

Police say they are still searching for the robbery suspects and other men who were at the house at the time of the robbery. Anyone with information is asked to call 631-702-2230.

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