11/18/13 11:23am
11/18/2013 11:23 AM
BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | Tanger Outlets in Riverhead.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | Tanger Outlets in Riverhead.

The Tanger Outlets centers in Riverhead and Deer Park on Monday announced a “Moonlight Madness” promotion that will see all its stores open at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Night.

The stores will then remain open throughout the night and morning into Black Friday, Nov. 29.

The hours “will offer Tanger shoppers the opportunity to capitalize on huge savings at their favorite brand name and designer outlet stores before the Black Friday rush,” Tanger officials said in a statement.

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“With a short holiday season this year, shopping early is more important than ever,” said Steven Tanger, the president and CEO of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc., of Greensboro, N.C. “Tanger Outlets’ Moonlight Madness Sale offers customers a unique shopping experience where they can shop all of our brand name and designer stores across categories at one fun and clean location.”

Among other marketing promotions, Tanger Outlets is offering 20 percent and 30 percent-off “Bonus Savings Passes” that must be downloaded here or picked up at either of the two Tanger Outlets centers by Wednesday, Nov. 27, company officials said.

10/31/13 11:44am
10/31/2013 11:44 AM

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Riverhead Town police have released a composite sketch of the man they say attacked a woman in a Tanger Outlets bathroom earlier this week.

Sgt. Joseph Loggia said a witness to the crime has come forward to police since the Tuesday attack, though the suspect remains at large.

“We’re hoping this generates something,” he said.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Riverhead police officers investigate where a woman was allegedly attacked at Tanger Outlet Center Tuesday afternoon.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Riverhead police officers investigate where a woman was allegedly attacked at Tanger Outlet Center Tuesday afternoon.

The 67-year-old victim was inside a public restroom at Tanger 1 near the West Elm outlet store about noon Tuesday when she was attacked by someone who was hiding inside another stall, Riverhead Town police said.

Police said that as the woman tried to exit her stall, the suspect pushed her back in, putting one of his arms around her neck while trying to force her to the floor. The attacker ran off after a witness entered the bathroom, police said.

The woman suffered minor injuries in the attack, police said.

Police described the suspect as a “young looking” black male, clean shaven and slim, wearing a dark hoodie sweatshirt and standing about 5-foot-6-inches to 5-foot-8-inches in height.

The sketch has been sent to local police departments, including Suffolk County police, who are investigating to see if any other similar incidents have occurred in the county recently, he said.

At this point, Sgt. Loggia said, the incident appears to be isolated. Police have not yet determined if the suspect is a local resident or from out of town.

“It’s Tanger Mall. You could be from anywhere,” Sgt. Loggia said.

In the wake of the assault, Tanger Outlets have increased security at the mall, hiring more third-party guards to patrol the area, according to the shops’ management.

“We want to have a strong security presence at our shopping [center],” said general manager Janine Nebons. ”We want people to see them and know that they’re here.”

Sgt. Loggia said Riverhead police sector cars will also make frequent patrols in the area.

Cops have asked anyone who may have information about the attack to call police at 631-727-4500.


10/30/13 8:32am
10/30/2013 8:32 AM
COURTESY SCPD | Police are looking for this woman in connection with a grand larceny.

COURTESY SCPD | Police are looking for this woman in connection with a grand larceny.

Police are seeking information after they say a woman and two other men collaborated to steal a Kenneth Cole employee’s pocketbook earlier this month and later use it at a Medford gas station.

According to police, the woman and one of the men distracted employees at the store on Oct. 7, about 5 p.m., while the third suspect snuck into the employee-only room and stole a pocketbook with an iPhone, debit card and personal papers.

The trio left and the female later used the card to purchase $75 in merchandise in Medford, according to police.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be confidential, and information that leads to an arrest offers a cash reward of up to $5,000.

07/30/13 6:08pm
07/30/2013 6:08 PM
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Tanger Outlets in Riverhead.

CARRIE MILLER FILE PHOTO | Tanger Outlets in Riverhead.

Two people were arrested on grand larceny charges last week after they were caught stealing more than $1,200 worth of clothing from a store at Tanger Outlets, Riverhead Town police said.

A security guard at the Saks Off Fifth store at Tanger II saw Ottavio Alonso, 28, of Bellport and Caitlin Powell, 31, of West Hempstead taking about $1,220 worth of clothes out of the store about 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

Surveillance footage also showed the two taking the clothes, police said. The two were arrested, though it was not clear if they were arrested at the store or were caught later.

They were transported to police headquarters for processing, where police discovered Mr. Alonso and Ms. Powell had a pair of wire cutters, according to a police report. Each was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and possession of burglar’s tools, police said.

They were held for morning arraignment.

All of the items stolen from the store were recovered, police said.

06/04/13 9:12pm
06/04/2013 9:12 PM

CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Tanger Outlets in Riverhead.

A machete-toting Mastic man was arrested for making a terroristic threat Tuesday at Tanger Outlets, Riverhead police said.

Police were called to the Route 58 shopping complex about 12:45 p.m. for reports of a man with a machete who was threatening to hurt himself and others, officials said.

There they found John Medina, 32, whom police said had a machete in his backpack at the time. Mr. Medina told responding officers he wanted to “hurt people,” according to a police press release.

He was arrested and charged with making a terroristic threat, a Class D felony punishable by up to seven years in prison, and a misdemeanor criminal possession of a weapons charge, police said.

He was arraigned in Justice Court and is being held at the county jail.

“We are thankful that no one was hurt,” said Janine Nebons, the Riverhead outlet center’s general manager. “The incident is under police investigation. We appreciate your patience while the police investigation is underway.”

A clerk at one Tanger clothing outlet said she believes the incident took place near the Tanger II food court, where she saw the man being placed into a police car.


01/29/13 11:32am
01/29/2013 11:32 AM
PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Riverhead firefighters made quick work of a fryer fire Tuesday morning.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Riverhead firefighters made quick work of a fryer fire Tuesday morning.

Riverhead firefighters doused a fryer fire at a Tanger Outlet fast food restaurant Tuesday morning, fire officials said.

The fire started about 10:30 a.m. at the McDonald’s in the Tanger 2 food court. Riverhead police got the call about an “active fire” at the restaurant and alerted the Riverhead Fire Department.

Firefighters arrived on the scene and quickly put out the fire burning in one of the restaurant’s deep fryers, said second assistant chief Kevin Brooks.

While other fire units returned to headquarters, Riverhead Fire Chief Anthony White and the Riverhead Fire Marshals remained on the scene to investigate what caused the fire.


12/13/11 9:50am
12/13/2011 9:50 AM


Police are looking for a woman who scooped up a lost wallet at a Tanger Outlets pretzel shop and didn’t return it.

The woman found the wallet sometimes between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Auntie Anne’s eatery after a patron accidentally left it there and returned to find it missing. A surveillance camera captured images of a dark-haired woman taking it and leaving the area.

Anyone with information is being asked to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at (800) 220-TIPS. Crime Stoppers is offering $5,000 cash for any information that leads to an arrest. All calls will be kept confidential.