Police: Dunkin Donuts Robber Spotted in Medford

Crime duo arrested and charged following police chase that ended in Eastport.

Two people are under arrest and charged with attempting to rob a Dunkin Donuts in Blue Point Thursday night and one is also charged with robbing a Carvel in Bayport Wednesday evening, according to police. One of the two suspects were seen in Medford during the chase police say.

A 911 call Thursday night reported a person acting suspiciously as they fled from Dunkin Donuts, on Montauk Highway, into the parking lot at approximately 9:40 p.m. When Fifth Precinct officers arrived on the scene they discovered that a person had just attempted to rob the store.

One of two suspects was then apprehended by police and identified as Kerry Crosby, 22, of Farmingville. Crosby was charged with attempted robbery.

Police say a box cutter was used in the attempted robbery and the robbers did not get any cash.

The second suspect, according to police, fled on foot from the location but was then observed driving a 1997 Jeep Cherokee on Route 112 in Medford.

Responding officers attempted to stop the vehicle and ended up pursuing the vehicle as it headed eastbound. Police say the driver lost control and the vehicle overturned on County Road 51 in Eastport.

The driver, Craig Cherney, 23, of Mastic Beach was arrested and charged with attempted robbery and is also under arrest and charged with robbery in the first degree for robbing the Carvel in Bayport. Police declined to state how much money was taken in that incident.

A box cutter was also used in the Carvel robbery, and Cherney was arrested and charged based on witness identification, according to Lt. Edward Reilly, of the Fifth Precinct.

Earlier this week Fifth Precinct detectives made an arrest in the robbery of another Dunkin Donuts in Holtsville on April 26.

Cherney was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, and Crosby is being held overnight for arraignment tomorrow at First District Court in Central Islip.

Fifth Squad detectives are continuing the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 631-854-8552 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will kept confidential.

Paige Tarver May 05, 2012 at 08:22 PM
Thankyou I'm glad I'm not alone.
Michael Sorrentino May 05, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Paige: Thanks for writing in, and I completely understand (I grew up in Medford, still love it). This story ran under multiple headlines localized for each Patch involved, for instance on our Sayville-Bayport affiliate it was "Carvel Robber Hit Dunkin Donuts With Accomplice" and our Sachem affiliate had "Farmingville Man Charged in Attempted Robbery of Dunkin' Donuts." We have been posting as many Medford events as I am receiving, and please have everyone you know continue to use our Announcements, Events and Local Voices sections to continue to spotlight more of Medford. Also, have them email me after posting so I can give it an extra push (this also goes for anyone who posts to these sections). In my own coverage, we do have a spotlight coming up of a Medford woman who is biking 300 miles for charity, and this past week had a post about Medford Ambulance Company ( http://patch.com/A-sRkh ). There was also an Announcement posted this week of a Medford girl entering a NY pageant ( http://patch.com/N-dzVW ). That said, if you or anyone know more Medford news, events and happenings that are not on the site, please post them using any of the website forms below or emailing me at michael@patch.com and I'll be happy to help. Thanks for writing in, and no you are not alone. :) Add an Event: http://patchogue.patch.com/events/new Add an Announcement: http://patchogue.patch.com/announcements/new Blog in Local Voices: http://patchogue.patch.com/blog/apply
Paige Tarver May 07, 2012 at 01:13 PM
Hey Michael thanks for responding . I appreciate you letting me know a little more about the article . A lot of people have been commenting on this issue so I figured I would post the concern . Thankyou for listening Oh by the way the Medford Memorial Day parade will be at 11:00 and the line up is at 10:30 at Tremont Elementary . I guess that's what we should be doing and I will make sure to pass the word . hope to see you there . :)
heather cherney July 03, 2012 at 07:22 AM
My little bro cant help it, he loves ice cream and donuts.Dont Hate.I Luv u Craigie,luv,ur big sis,Heather
Mary July 03, 2012 at 11:40 AM
If he loves them, did it ever occur to you or him that he should BUY them rather than try and steal them?????


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