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Police: Two Arrested in Patchogue Armed Robbery

Robbery took place on Rider Avenue early Saturday, police say.

Two men were arrested following an armed robbery in Patchogue Saturday morning, police said. 

A 23-year-old East Islip male was walking on Rider Avenue near Terry Street at 4:40 a.m. when he was approached by two men, police said. After one man displayed a knife and threatened him, the two men stole cash and an iPhone.

Two Fifth Precinct police officers, who were responding to the robbery, were able to locate the men and the proceeds were recovered, police said. 

Christopher Washington, 23, of Coram, and Stephan Riley, 22, of Holbrook, are each charged with first degree robbery.

Washington and Riley are being held overnight at the Fifth Precinct and are scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on Sunday. 

The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on this robbery or any related incidents to contact the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. 

Wayne D. August 25, 2012 at 08:17 PM
This is not the Patchogue I grew up in !!
Jay August 25, 2012 at 09:42 PM
This isn't the Island we grew up on.
Jessie W August 25, 2012 at 11:19 PM
For shame
Katie August 26, 2012 at 01:31 PM
This isn't the world you grew up in..
Brick House Brewery August 26, 2012 at 01:45 PM
The Terry Street Apartments are filled with drug addicts and dealers ... Do not think for a second that this crime is not related to its location.
Gerald Rothaus August 26, 2012 at 04:04 PM
More section on the way will mean more crime. History repeats itself.
Mauricio R August 26, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Would be better if the authorities put somo lighting on rider ave.. N also on academy st. Couse is to dark that's one of the reasons this crimes happen here is not the first time...
mike dubin August 27, 2012 at 03:17 AM
Section?
Daniel A. Janosick August 30, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Rider Ave. is lit up like a roman candle, we need no more lighting. We need the apartments cleared out of drug dealers, and the like. Patchogue Village is becoming a haven for section 8. I see four or five times a week the SCPD pulling cars over and conducting searches in the vehicles. What are they looking for? Not winning lottery tickets or lollipops but drugs. They are looking for buyers and sellers in our community. What the hell is going on? Enough is enough.....
Daniel A. Janosick August 30, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Yes we live in a free country and we have the privilege of coming and going at our leisure but one more thing about this robbery on Rider Ave, why is an East Islip man walking down Rider ave. at 4:40 AM?!
Louis Minafra September 06, 2012 at 06:06 PM
I'm afraid that we can build the biggest best shopping and art center on long Island, but if we can't get our streets cleaned up and under control the effort for down town will be wasted ! Just imagine a high roller stopping in Patchogue on the way to the Hampton's from the City for a meal and some art at a gallery or two. Now imagine someone asking them for money in the parking lot or being mugged, NOT a good situation. We have to get TRITEC , Building codes and the Police to take out our village garbage with the rest of the building debris.

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