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A Riverhead man arrested on a parole warrant Tuesday after a foot chase was later charged with attempted robbery in connection with a Jan. 15 incident on Osborn Avenue.

Riverhead Police said Edmond Reed, 54, fled from a patrol officer yesterday, who gave chase on foot Tuesday at about 6:20 p.m. The officer arrested Reed on the outstanding warrant and transported him to Riverhead Police Department headquarters. 

Reed was a suspect in the attempted armed hold-up at International Connection on Osborn Avenue last week, police said in a press release today. Detectives investigating that case interviewed Reed at police headquarters yesterday and then charged him in the attempted robbery. 

According to a previous press release, an unknown male suspect, who was wearing a mask, displayed a handgun to an employee at International Connection, a retail shop in Osborn Plaza, and demanded cash. The employee called police and the suspect left the premises without proceeds, police said. 

Reed was charged yesterday with Attempted Robbery in the First Degree and was held for arraignment in Riverhead Justice Court.

Reed was convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, a felony, last March and was sentenced to one year in state prison. He was released on parole in July, according to New York State Department of Corrections records available online. 

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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