Riverhead police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Citgo gas station on Route 58 in Riverhead late Thursday night, town police said.
Officers at the scene said the suspect took off with an undisclosed amount of cash in the incident, which occurred shortly before 10:45 p.m.
The suspect, who was described as a black male wearing black clothing, fled the scene toward Osborne Avenue, according to a police press release issued a few hours after the robbery occurred.
Thursday’s incident marks at least the third robbery at the station in as many years.
Anyone with information about the the robbery is asked to contact the Riverhead Town Police Department at (631) 727-4500 ext. 327.
Photo: Police officers and detectives examine the crime scene late Thursday night. (Credit: Grant Parpan)