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Update: Robbery suspects held on $10,000 bail

07/16/2018 9:45 AM |

Two people were arrested after allegedly robbing a man and punching him in the face on West Main Street Sunday night, according to Riverhead Town police.

Police responded to a report of a stolen wallet at about 7 p.m. and found the victim was robbed of $600 by two people. Two suspects in the area were detained and were arrested following an investigation by detectives.

The victim identified both suspects and Jamar Newkirk, 22, of Riverhead and Kyisha Dozier, 30, of Riverhead were both charged with one count of second-degree robbery.

The victim sustained minor injuries during the robbery but did not require medical treatment, police said.

Both suspects were arraigned Monday in Riverhead Town Justice Court and pleaded not guilty. They were both represented by court-appointed attorneys.

Ms. Dozier has 12 prior convictions, including one for felony DWI and nine misdemeanors. Mr. Newkirk, who is unemployed, has seven misdemeanor convictions.

Judge Allen Smith set bail at $10,000 for both. Mr. Newkirk is due back in court Tuesday and Ms. Dozier is due back Friday.

Mr. Smith said the cases could go before a grand jury in the next several days.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information is asked to contact police at 631-727-4500.

Photo caption: Jamar Newkirk, left, and Kyisha Dozier.

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