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Cops: Man attacked, robbed on Union Avenue in Riverhead

Riverhead Town police are searching for three suspects who reportedly attacked and robbed a man Wednesday night in Riverhead, according to a press release.

A 41-year-old Hispanic man was walking on Union Avenue near East Main Street around 9:45 p.m. when he was attacked by three men, police said. The suspects are described as black males in their early 20s and one of them was wearing a gray shirt, red shorts and red and white sneakers, the report states.

Police said the victim fell to the ground after he was repeatedly punched and kicked and the suspects then stole his cell phone from his pants pocket and fled the area on foot, officials said. Police later found the victim’s cell phone in a yard on Union Avenue.

The victim walked to his residence after the attack and contacted police around 11:15 p.m., the report states.

He was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center and treated for non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Riverhead Town Police Department at 631-727-4500 ext. 633.

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