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Police investigating robbery at Speedway gas station

03/24/2019 6:58 AM |

Riverhead Town Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Saturday night at the Speedway gas station on Route 58.

An employee at Speedway reported a man wearing a dark hoodie with his face covered entered the gas station and gestured as if he had a gun in his pocket, police said. The suspect removed money from the cash register and the employee, police said. He then fled north.

Patrol units arrived shortly after 10:15 p.m. and began a search of the area with the assistance of a Riverhead K-9 unit. No suspect could be immediately tracked down.

Police released a description of the suspect as a man standing about 5-foot-8 with a medium build and a dark complexion. Further details were not available.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 631-727-4500.