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Cops: Citgo gas station in Riverhead robbed at gunpoint

07/21/2016 5:23 AM |


An armed robbery was reported at Citgo gas station in Riverhead Wednesday night and police are asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect, according to a press release.

Police said the robber entered the gas station at the intersection of Route 58 and Osborn Avenue around 9:45 p.m. and demanded money from a store clerk while displaying a gun. The clerk gave the man cash and the robber fled on foot, police said.

Officers and a K9 unit searched the area for the suspect, but couldn’t find him, officials said.

The suspect was described as a black male wearing black clothing and a mask, police said.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact the Riverhead Police Department at 631-727-4500. Police said all calls will remain confidential.

Photo caption: The Citgo gas station Thursday morning. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)