01/05/15 7:16am
01/05/2015 7:16 AM

Update, noon, Tuesday: Police declined to comment further on the case, saying they did not want to compromise an ongoing investigation.

Original story: Riverhead Police are investigating a reported robbery at a Wading River gas station that took place early this morning.

According to police, an armed man entered the Valero gas station at 4904 Route 25A around 12:45 a.m. and demanded cash from the clerk.

The man then fled the store with cash and cigarettes and has yet to be located since.

Det. Mike Henry said police will soon be reviewing video surveillance to obtain more information about the robbery.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact the Riverhead Police Department at 727-4500, ext. 302.

05/07/13 1:00pm
05/07/2013 1:00 PM

Police are investigating an attempted robbery involving a handgun at a Riverhead gas station early Friday, police said.

Riverhead police received word about 12:30 a.m. that a male suspect displaying a black semiautomatic handgun and approached another man from behind while in the Mobile Gas parking lot on Route 58, police said.

The suspect demanded the victim to get into his own car, which the victim was unlocking, according to the report.

When the victim refused to comply, the suspect — described as a 35 to 40-year-old black male, about 5-foot-10-inches tall, wearing a black mask and a gray hooded sweatshirt — took off on foot, police said.

State police and Riverhead police officers searched the area with the help of a K-9 unit, but were unable to locate the suspect, police said.

The case was turned over to the detectives division, according to a report.

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