Riverhead police are searching for a male suspect who fled on foot following a robbery Sunday afternoon at Damaris Multi-Service on East Main Street.
Police said the man entered the location and demanded cash while displaying a black handgun to employees shortly before 2 p.m. He then removed an undetermined amount of cash from the register and fled on foot, police said.
A police canine conducted a track based on evidence recovered at the scene, revealing that the suspect ran in an eastbound direction along the Long Island Rail Road tracks to a rear entrance of the nearby River Pointe Apartments. As of 4:30 p.m. Sunday no arrest had been made.
The store, which is located just a few hundred yards from Riverhead Town Police headquarters, was blocked off as police interviewed staffers for about an hour.
The investigation is ongoing at this time and anyone with information is asked to contact the Riverhead police tipline at 631-727-4500 ext. 633.
Top photo: Riverhead Town Police are currently searching for a man who allegedly robbed Damaris Multi-Service on East Main Street on Sunday afternoon. (Credit: Grant Parpan)