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Riverhead Town Police detectives are seeking the public’s help in an investigation of a robbery last night on a downtown street.

Police said a 41-year-old Hispanic man was beaten and robbed on Union Avenue at about 9:45 p.m. by three young men.

The men surrounded the victim, who was walking on Union Avenue just north of East Main Street, threw him to the ground and repeatedly punched and kicked him, according to a police report. They rummaged through his pants pockets and removed a cell phone. They left the area on foot, police said.

The victim walked back to his residence and called police at about 11:15 p.m. He was later taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead for treatment of the injuries sustained in the attack, police said. The injuries were non-life threatening in nature, according to the report.

Police were unable to locate any subjects matching the description given by the victim, who said his attackers were Black males in their early 20s, with one of the subjects said to be wearing a gray shirt, red shorts and red and white sneakers. Police found the victim’s cell phone in the yard of a residence on Union Avenue, where it appeared to have been discarded.

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


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