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Police Investigating Armed Robbery in East Hampton

Robber reportedly displayed handgun on the eve of Easter; Detectives on scene.

Police are searching for an armed robber who displayed a handgun at an East Hampton grocery store on Saturday night.

East Hampton Town police were called to the East Hampton IGA at 10:18 p.m., after a man reportedly robbed one victim with " a black Glock handgun," and then fled in a vehicle, according to an alert that was broadcast to neighboring police departments.

It was not immediately clear what the proceeds of the robbery were, and whether the robbery took place inside the grocery store or just outside of it. Police were not immediately available for comment.

The vehicle was last seen on Accabonac Road, heading south toward Montauk Highway.

The grocery store is located at 92 North Main St., on the corner of Collins Avenue. It is across from the East Hampton Village Emergency Services Building, which houses the village police department, but the grocery store is under town police jurisdiction.

Detectives were responding to investigate. 

Check back on East Hampton Patch for more information as it becomes available.

Alwayslocal April 03, 2013 at 01:39 AM
Hey Billy, dont you think I might want to stay incognito because I do wear blue? and want to tell the people who get in the way to stay out of it? hmmmmm....
Carol Baumann Card April 03, 2013 at 12:18 PM
Just one minor correction ... the employee suffered a concussion.
Diane Van Slyke April 03, 2013 at 11:28 PM
I'm thinking the Police are doing the best they can with the information they have, which I believe is not being broadcasted for a reason, We know that a robbery has taken place, an armed robbery, I feel that should be enough information at this point to keep your guard up, espicially buisness owners. I'm sure when they, the police, have something to tell us that is of value, they will. I'm thinking, if I were the one who had a gun pointing at me, how much information would I be able to pass along to the police, not sure, probably be too busy shaking out of my shoes and being grateful to be alive.
MARTIN DREW April 04, 2013 at 07:13 AM
Alwayslocal - Im at a disadvantage : you know me alot of years - but yet as a local Im not sure who you are ? If you are blue ? or another uniform ... you know my character speaks volumes .. Viral Grain is a antagonizer ; TROLL I believe is the internet word .. Viral Geek .. a no namer like you ; live out your alter egos through a fake personality . I tried both ways ... in the end it's just me. Patriot in spirit ; seeking truth & justice ; the American way. Things have changed . Not for the better . We have Viral Grain to deal with ... you know the transplant know it all type ... tell us simple local folk how to think ; because it is smarter than us ... LOL .. Be well and remember no matter where I am I'm always local ; thnx to PATCH ..
ViralGrain April 05, 2013 at 03:36 AM
Martin I'm not your enemy and no I am not a transplant either. Alwayslocal- If you wear blue like your insinuating and work 24/7 and on holidays, let me guess. You must work at Mobil! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jDszs_0pms

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