Railroad Avenue last summer. File photo: Denise Civiletti

Riverhead Police detectives are asking the public’s help in an investigation into armed robbery in the area of Railroad Avenue on Tuesday evening.

Police said a male victim was approached by three or four individuals, unknown to him, who demanded money. During the encounter, police said, the victim was physically attacked and was cut by an unknown instrument.

The victim was able to run from the suspects and return to his residence.

The next day, a friend of the victim took him by private vehicle to Peconic Bay Medical Center for medical attention, where it was determined that the victim sustained serious injuries. He was transported to another health care facility for treatment, police said.

Police received a report of the incident last night, according to a police press release issued this afternoon.

The investigation is currently ongoing, police said. Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to contact the Riverhead Police Department at (631) 727-4500 Ext 332.

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Denise Civiletti
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