LONG ISLAND, NY – Yesterday, Suffolk County Police today arrested an East Northport man for robbing a Port Jefferson Station pharmacy.
Ryan Frische entered Rite Aid, located at 518 Jefferson Plaza, and approached the pharmacy counter to purchase hypodermic needles. Following the purchase, Friche made verbal demands and gave the clerk a note that demanded cash and “oxy” pills. Frische fled the store on foot with three bottles of oxycontin pills and an undetermined amount of cash.
Ryan Frische, 27, was charged with robbery 3rd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree. He will be arranged today, May 27, 2015 at the First District Court in Central Islip. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the prosecution to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Photo SCPD
Responding police officers interviewed witnesses and determined that Frische fled to a local Inn located in Port Jefferson Station, where he was arrested a short time later.
Frische, 27, was charged with Robbery 3rd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree.
Frische is being held overnight at the Sixth Precinct and will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip this afternoon.
The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the prosecution to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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