A 25-year-old man was injured during an attempted mugging near Pulaski Street School in Riverhead early Saturday morning, Riverhead Town police said, and authorities are now investigating to find the attackers.
Police first learned of the alleged attack at 4:30 a.m. from Peconic Bay Medical Center after the victim was being treated for his injuries, according to a news release.
The victim told police he was walking near his home near the intersection of Osborne Avenue and Pulaski Street when he was struck in the head with an “unknown blunt object,” police said. The victim said three or four men attempted to steal a gold necklace from around his neck.
The victim managed to run away to a nearby friend’s house five blocks away on Parkway Street, where he was ultimately taken to the hospital, according to the news release. The victim suffered a bruise and a cut to his head, police said.
Detectives are investigating the incident and ask anyone who witnessed the alleged attack to call the police station at (631) 727-4500.