Cops: Masked man breaks into Riverhead apartment

A man wearing a black mask broke into a Riverhead apartment complex and stole a resident’s cell phone at knifepoint Wednesday night as the victim tried to call 911, Riverhead Town police said.

The alleged robber remains at large. 

Police said the burglary happened about 10 p.m. at the Fairfield Pine East apartment complex on Roanoke Avenue. The burglar, reportedly wearing gloves and dressed in all black “forced his way into an apartment” and brandished a knife, according to a police report.

The robber ran away on foot after stealing the cell phone and was gone by the time police arrived on scene.

Detectives have asked anyone with information on the burglary to call (631) 727-4500 ext. 327. All calls will be kept confidential.