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Riverhead Police have arrested a man who allegedly stole approximately $8,000 while employed as a gas station attendant for BJ’s Wholesale Club.

Wilmer O. Genis Perez, 19, of Mastic was arrested and charged with third-degree grand larceny this morning for the crime, which he allegedly committed between May and June 2023, according to a Riverhead Police press release. 

Genis Perez was processed and arraigned at Riverhead Justice Court. Anyone with further information is asked to contact Riverhead Town Police at 631-727-4500, police said. 

Editor’s note: A criminal charge is an accusation. A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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Alek Lewis is a lifelong Riverhead resident and a 2021 graduate of Stony Brook University’s School of Communication and Journalism. Previously, he served as news editor of Stony Brook’s student newspaper, The Statesman, and was a member of the campus’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Email: alek@riverheadlocal.com