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Three arrested for afternoon robbery in Riverhead

Three men were arrested and several more remain at large after a robbery in Riverhead Tuesday afternoon, according to a Riverhead police press release.

Terrance T. Latimore Jr. of Riverhead, 21, Taiquon T. Trent of Westhampton Beach, 19, and Terrance T. Trent of Westhampton Beach, 22, have all been charged in the Fanning Street robbery, police said.

A 24-year-old Hampton Bays man called police around 4:47 p.m., reporting that he was the victim of a robbery. The victim said he was confronted by a group of black males while he was hanging out at a friend’s house, according to police. He told officers that he was repeatedly struck by a number of individuals while one of the participants displayed a handgun and demanded that he give them all his money, police said.

The suspects forcibly removed cash and a cell phone from the victim before fleeing the area in one or more vehicles and, a short time later, a vehicle matching the description given by the victim was located on East Main Street in Riverhead and several of the occupants were identified as being involved in the robbery and taken into custody, police said.

The three suspects were each charged with first-degree robbery.

Several individuals involved in the incident remain at large and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

Anyone with information related to the matter is asked to contact Riverhead police at 631-727-4500.