Riverhead Town police are investigating an armed robbery Tuesday night that sent a man to a local hospital, according to a press release.
The victim was approached by three or four people who demanded money and then physically attacked the man, police said. The victim managed to run from the suspects, whom he did not know, and returned to his residence, police said, but not before being cut by “an unknown instrument,” police said.
The attack occurred in the area of Railroad Avenue in Riverhead, police said.
A friend of the victim took him to Peconic Bay Medical Center on Wednesday and police said he sustained serious injuries and was then transported to another health care facility. Police received a report of the armed robbery about 7:20 p.m. Wednesday and the investigation is ongoing.
Police did not release any description of the suspects or the victim’s identity.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (631) 727-4500, ext. 332.