(Patchogue, NY) Suffolk County police officers arrested four people for robbing a man with a knife while he was in his vehicle on Cedar Avenue in Patchogue late Friday night into Saturday morning.
From left Vincent Crawley, Lianna Hughes-Rivera, Dana Hallett and Melonie Lambert. All four were charged with Robbery 1st Degree. PHOTO SCPD
Fifth Squad detectives charged Dana Hallett, 24, of 98 Maple Ave., Patchogue, Vincent Crawley, 22, of 507 East 176th Street, Bronx, Lianna Hughes-Rivera, 25, of 636 College Road, Farmingville and Melonie Lambert, 32, of 77 Waverly Ave., Patchogue, with Robbery 1st Degree. Anthony Freeman, 34, of 40 Kejaro Court, Centereach, the operator of the 2009 Toyota Camry, which was reported stolen, is expected to be charged.
According to Police, on July 19, a 53-year-old New Jersey man met two women outside of Rudi’s Bar and Grill, located on Route 112 in Patchogue. The man engaged in conversation with the women and took them to a diner. The man later went with the women in his vehicle to the end of Cedar Avenue in Patchogue where three men came from behind him and one brandished a knife. The victim was robbed of his wallet, cell phone, and the satellite radio in his vehicle, a 1999 Toyota, at approximately 1:40 a.m. One of the suspects tossed the victim’s keys away.
The victim found his keys and drove to the Fifth Precinct, located at 125 Waverly Avenue in Patchogue, where he reported the incident to officers at the desk. A broadcast notification was made over the radio with a description of the suspects. A short time later, Fifth Precinct Patrol Officer Arnold Reyes observed a 2009 Toyota Camry with five occupants. Officers Reyes saw the driver of the vehicle make a turn without using a signal and pulled the vehicle over on Gerard Street in Patchogue at approximately 2:10 a.m. Officer Reyes realized four of the five vehicle occupants matched the broadcast description. The knife and the radio were recovered in the vehicle and the victim’s wallet and cell phone were recovered a short distance away.
Hallett, Crawley, Hughes-Rivera and Lambert were arraigned at the First District Court in Central Islip on July 21, 2013.
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