Four men were arrested for allegedly robbing at gunpoint a 24-year-old Hampton Bays man in a home at 54 Fanning Avenue on Tuesday, August 21, Riverhead Town police said.
Police reported that they received a 911 call at about 4:45 PM from a man reporting he had been robbed. The victim reported that he was hanging out at the house with a friend, when he was confronted by a group of African-American males, a number of whom “repeatedly struck” him while one “displayed a handgun” and demanded that he give them all his money, police said. The victim told police his assailants took his cash and cell phone before fleeing the scene in one or more cars. A short time later, a car matching the description given by the victim was located on East Main Street in Riverhead and police took several of its occupants into custody.
Terrance Latimore Jr., 21, of Riverhead, and Westhampton Beach residents Taiquon Trent, 19, and Terrance Trent, 22, were placed under arrest on Wednesday, August 22. Robert Miller, 29, of Hampton Bays surrendered to police on Thursday, August 24.
All four men were charged with first-degree robbery, a felony punishable by up to 25 years in state prison. They are being held at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverside. Bail was not set for Miller. Latimore is being held on $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond; and Terrance and Taiquon Trent are being held on $7500 cash or $15,000 bond.
Police said several “individuals involved” in the robbery remain at large and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information has been asked to contact the Riverhead Police at 631-727-4500. All calls will remain confidential.