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Cops Still Searching for Armed Robbers After Holdup in Sag Harbor Village

The Corner Closet is located at 108 Main Street in Sag Harbor Village. Credit: Google Map
The Corner Closet is located at 108 Main Street in Sag Harbor Village. Credit: Google Map
Update, 10 p.m.: Police are searching the area for two people who robbed a store in Sag Harbor Village at gunpoint on Tuesday evening. 

While Village Police Detective Jeff Proctor declined to comment, police in the area were informed that the two subjects  — a man and a woman — were still at large after an armed robbery at the Corner Closet. It took place around 6 p.m. 

Police had pulled over a vehicle on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton soon after the robbery was reported. Two people were reportedly taken into custody, but they were not believed to responsible for the robbery. 

The robbers were said to have made off with items from the designer consignment shop at 108 Main Street. 

No injuries were reported. 

Previously, 7:35 p.m.: 
Police are investigating an alleged armed robbery at a Sag Harbor Village store on Tuesday evening. 

The robbery was reported at the Corner Closet, a consignment shop on Main Street, at about 6:25 p.m. A gun was reportedly displayed during the robbery, but that could not immediately be confirmed.

Sag Harbor Village, Southampton Town, East Hampton Town, and East Hampton Village police departments responded, soon pulling over a vehicle in a driveway on the corner of the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike and Huntington Crossway in Bridgehampton. 

Two people were reportedly taken into custody, but police were still on the lookout for another vehicle.

Detectives were still on scene in Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor Village at about 7:30 p.m. The State police were also on scene.

The Corner Closet is located at 108 Main Street in the village. It sells vintage Chanel, Hermès, Missoni, Pucci and other resale couture, in addition to handbags and jewelry. 

While armed robberies are unusual for the South Fork, this report comes just a week after a robbery at Springs Wines & Liquor in the Springs neighborhood of East Hampton on Nov. 9. Two days later, police arrested John X. Tracy, a 19-year-old from Springs. Police said he threatened to use a handgun, but never displayed one. 

This is a developing story. Please check back with Patch for updates as they become available. 
ViralGrain November 20, 2013 at 01:33 AM
Town Board is this all falling on the backs of police or are you going to come up with some regulatory plans to narrow the flood gates that are allowing a vast amount of undesirables seek illegal employment, housing and destroy in one generation what to generations to build that is the Hamptons.Put down your cheese and crackers and do something. Home land security starts at home.
Jon Schoen November 20, 2013 at 06:53 AM
ViralGrain, where in this article did it give you the idea that the people who are here illegally were involved in this? You also need a little education, first this happened in Sag Harbor. Sag Harbor has a Village Board not a Town Board. 2. The local boards have no control over these "undesirables" and have no power to regulate them. The only ones that have control over these "undesirables" is the Federal Government. You must be a closed minded person. I have many friends who you call "undesirables" who are great people and I find your remarks hurtful and closed minded.
ViralGrain November 20, 2013 at 08:27 AM
Jon Schoen heres an idea go .... your self. Weather the people who did this are here illegally or not doesn't really matter. An element is emerging at a rapid pace here and it is corroding the hamptons. Everyone from their brother uncle cousin nephew thinks this area here is paved with gold and is here for the reaping. As of last night as I returned home to a town I barley recognize anymore. Ask your great friends who did the rite thing and became legal what they think of others who refuse to learn english or become legal themselves. Code enforcement needs to step up to the plate here along with the boards and start regulating the work environments with some sort of check and balance plan in place and fine the living hell out of people, homeowners and businesses who hire people who are working with out proper permits. This system works in other places in the country such as Vegas and can work here. How long do you expect to ride on the coat tails of the word Hamptons for? I'm closed minded. If your so open minded go have an open minded conversation with your "friends" and consider what I'm proposing here and the indirect consequences it could have for the schools, crime rates, wages, hospital, police and ambulance and the burden it could relieve it good citizens from having to carry for those you consider friends.
MARTIN DREW November 20, 2013 at 09:27 AM
Jon Schoen vs. Viral Grain ( Troll ) Here's a example - town board meeting .. My name is Viral Grain . I troll the internet to argue my racist views with REAL people .. I'm here today to get rid of illegal people who are competing for assimilation into our closed minded society .. I'm better than "these illegal people"... I never would stand with my REAL NAME - because I'm really ashamed at who I am .. I prefer to hide in seclusion - while telling people to go f- themselves .. I'm afraid to engage real dialog on a solution to the many complications now faced as a result of unchecked immigration to ou rcountry . I as a FAKE human .. EXPECT YOU ( real politicians) to hear my whining .. Selfish agenda - while I tell my neighbors to experience my joys ... And as a superior good citizen I know best ... I hope you will support my racist agenda. LOL ... That's what i got out of Viral Grain's hate speech .. Mita amigos y amigas .. Dime VIRAL GRAIN !
Arnold Timer November 20, 2013 at 09:54 AM
Kudos Martin Drew! Viral Grain is the worst kind of troll. His illiterate and racist rants are embarrassing.
MARTIN DREW November 20, 2013 at 10:09 AM
Mr . Timer - great minds think alike ;) Best to you - enjoy the day - sir .
Heather Dunn-Kostura November 20, 2013 at 10:26 AM
Last time I checked the Springs liquor store robbery was pulled by a local Caucasian. The string of home robberies was also a local. That locals family has been here for generations. From what has been reported both of these individuals have drug and or alcohol problems. How do we blame this on "undesirables". I suppose that the giant homes and NYC stores are also the fault of immigrants. As an up island transplant and small business owner what stops me from expanding my business and hiring locals is the outrageously high rents. Because my business relays heavily on disposable income the financial melt down is what hurt my business. That was perpetrated by a bunch of white guys in $3000.00 suits. None of those clowns are in jail. Chase finally had to pay a huge fine that will probably not hurt their business one bit. How about all of the white Americam LIRR workers scamming disability? What about all of the white Americans that are on unemployment and working off of the books? What about the fact that I have in over insure employees to the point that I can't afford them, and I am not talking about the affordable care act. What about the locals that have illegal apartments in their homes with other locals living in them because they could not otherwise afford a safe place to live?
E.M. Maxx November 20, 2013 at 10:30 AM
Here's what's MUCH worse than illegal employment viral grain .......People that are FULLY CAPABLE OF WORKING but still suck off the system via "disability" cases. I know many legal born and bred people collecting tons of money because they were "injured " on jobs....Yet they're completely physically capable of working etc. That's what makes me sick!!!!
DrSique November 20, 2013 at 10:55 AM
@Heather Dunn Kostura Not sure whether Tracy is local but he is caucasian and that was immediately stated in the breaking article. Why no description on these two beyond "a man and a woman"??? The lack of information causes speculation and fails to serve our community. It reeks of political correctness gone awry. East Enders should expect more from their law enforcement agencies and their media outlets.
Taylor K. Vecsey (Editor) November 20, 2013 at 11:50 AM
Bonac Refugee, just to answer your question — the update is in the link I posted above. I am not going to change the story here as this was the story we posted last night and police did not provide any information last night.
Bonac Refugee November 20, 2013 at 11:58 AM
Thank You for the update!!
Lynn Kaplan November 20, 2013 at 01:42 PM
Unfortunately, Sag Harbor does not have a strong police presence anymore due to the "letting go" of 2 more police. There are NO cops to be seen patrolling the streets and all the "undesirables" (and I mean UNDESIRABLE of ANY race, creed, color or background!!!) know that Sag Harbor is only interested in collecting parking fines. We have children walking around with sticks to mark tires, but no police making sure our town stays safe. Bring back a police presence, and you will watch this insanity end quickly!!
Nanci e. LaGarenne November 20, 2013 at 01:59 PM
the energy it takes to complain could be put to good use when the citizens get involved and tell their elected officials locally just what they need to feel and be safe. It is not okay to have armed robberies in town out here. This is a big problem as we have seen of late. Fear is what drives the predjuice and hate and really useless when citizens start attacking one another, instead of dealing with the crimes they are complaining about. in my humble opinion.
Taylor K. Vecsey (Editor) November 20, 2013 at 09:11 PM
Here is an update with the sketch of the man police say robbed the store: http://easthampton.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/police-release-sketch-of-man-wanted-in-sag-harbor-robbery-easthampton
Judi Bistrian November 21, 2013 at 07:25 AM
It's 2013. WHERE are the cameras?? East Hampton Village has them... get with the times Sag Harbor. (Ex~Sag Harbor native)

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