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Police: Cops Hunt For Attackers After Four Assault Patchogue Man

Group attempt to rob man before fleeing, police said.

Medford Avenue and Oak Street in Patchogue Village. Photo courtesy of Google Maps.
Medford Avenue and Oak Street in Patchogue Village. Photo courtesy of Google Maps.
Cops are on the hunt for four individuals who assaulted and attempted to rob a man who was walking at Medford Avenue and Oak Street in Patchogue early Monday morning.

According to the Suffolk County Police, the group approached the victim at 3:55 a.m.asking if he had money. When he said that he didn't, the group assaulted him. Police did not say how badly the victim was injured. 

Police were notified and one officer chased after one attackers, but was unable to catch him. A helicopter was involved during the search, police said. 

The investigation is ongoing, police said.
Eli Perdikis August 28, 2013 at 02:53 PM
This is my uncle that this happened to. He has the sweetest soul you can imagine and didn't deserve what happened to him. On behalf of his family, we thank you sincerely for your thoughts and prayers. His spirit is strong and he's fighting to recover. It disgusts me that people can hurt others like this. He didn't deserve what happened to him. He is just an amazingly sweet person and his outlook remains positive even after what he has been through. Thank you all again. I hope they find the bastards that did this!
Michael Sorrentino August 28, 2013 at 04:37 PM
I put up an update on this story today, it's at this link: http://bit.ly/140cs82
Kelly August 28, 2013 at 10:34 PM
@ Eli... I am glad that you were able to update us and let us know that he is recovering. I do not know him but he has been on my mind since this tragedy has happened. I hope he has a speedy recovery!! This still makes me sick to think this could happen to such an innocent man. I dont get why these 4 low life scumbags have yet to be caught. If they parked at the Hess... They should defly be on camera! Like I said in a previous post.. Someone tried to break into my house about a month ago. They broke the fence to our backyard as well and when they got caught and ran, they broke the fence at that same Hess. I am constantly looking over my shoulder everytime I come home. I know that crimes happen everywhere... But it pisses me off that this has been kept quiet. I would imagine they have some kind of description of these men, or their vehicle. Release it and allow the public to help turn these thugs in before they go after another innocent victim!!!
Judy Pepenella August 28, 2013 at 10:46 PM
@Eli...Thank you for updating us on how your Uncle is doing. Please know he is in our prayers and we hope he will have a quick recovery. Still no comments, news and or statements about this event in any other paper BUT Patchogue Patch. So is it safe to say this is not considered a hate crime worthy of discussing? I agree with Kelly...we need to know who these thugs are...we live here and are equally scared about our own families and friends. Why is there a media blackout on this?
Edward Smith August 29, 2013 at 05:23 AM
@Eli I am outraged by what happened to your Uncle and I hope the assailants are caught and severely punished. Please tell your Uncle that many in Patchogue are praying for him.

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