(Long Island, NY) The Suffolk County Police Department has released information regarding an arrest of a Patchogue man for robbing a woman of her iPhone at the Holtsville Ecology Center on Friday, July 12, 2013.
According to police, the SCPD received a call at 10:45 a.m. regarding a man who stole a woman’s iPhone while she was exercising just off the running track at the Holtsville Ecology Center, located at 249 Buckley Road, Holtsville. The woman was threatened with a knife, and the man fled on foot.
5th Precinct Officer Matthew Sforza, responded to the scene, and noticed a man running on Prince Street, North Patchogue, that fit the description of the suspect. Officer Sforza apprehended the suspect, Abdias Alvarez-Jolon at approximately 10:50 a.m.
Alvarez-Jolon, 22, (Pictured) of 209 Risley Road, North Patchogue, was charged with Robbery 1st Degree. He is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on July 13.
Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact the Fifth Squad Detectives at (631) 854-8552. Please note that a criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
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