Police: Man Arrested After Robbery, Assault Near Patchogue LIRR Station

Good Samaritan helps stop attack Thursday morning, police say.

A Patchogue man who was beaten and robbed by two men in Patchogue Thursday morning spotted one of his attackers an hour later and was able to lead police to an arrest, police said. 

According to police, a 38-year-old man was walking near the Patchogue Long Island Rail Road station on Division Street at about 5:45 a.m. when he was accosted by two men who punched him numerous times and stole his wallet.  

An unidentified woman who was passing by observed the attack and yelled at the suspects to stop beating the victim, police said. The assailants then fled on foot.  

The good Samaritan aided the victim, who suffered minor injuries, and helped him get home, police said. 

About an hour later, the victim, who was walking on South Street in Patchogue, called police when he saw one of the men who had assaulted him, police said. 

Fifth Precinct Patrol Officer Dennis Stewart located the suspect, Antonio Lattan, at South Street and West Avenue in Patchogue and placed him under arrest, police said.  The second attacker has not been located. 

Lattan, 23, of Mastic, is charged with second degree robbery. He is being held overnight at the Fifth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Friday. 

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident, including the good Samaritan who assisted the victim, to contact the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

Anna July 10, 2014 at 09:02 PM
Sad to know so many bad things are happening in my beloved Patchoque. I moved away few years ago;but my heart is still there.
john smith July 11, 2014 at 06:08 PM
Scum everywhere on this island.
Hipockets July 12, 2014 at 07:44 AM
Patchogue Rising !!
Robert Fishman July 14, 2014 at 09:46 AM
I have complained to Mayor Pontieri and SCPD about the skells and scum that hangs at this station. It is a disgrace. The Patchogue Code Scouts drive by and ignore these criminals urinating and defecating in public, begging and threatening women and young girls. Many don't use that station and go to Sayville. Now rapes, muggings and lately a murder....great job from our 180k a year SCPD cops that are in charge of this high profile area......great job Mr Pontieri....bars=drunks=skells=crime. Not really too hard to figure that out and see what was coming as a result of your in the bag for bars and big developer agenda. The SCPD are not proactive only reactive, unfortunately we have to do their job for them. Call 911 and report everything you see that you don't like.....that's the way it is here in Suffolk. Call COunty Leg Calacaro, his office is a stones throw away from this high crime station and he is on the public safety committee. I predict the folllowing from the county gang.....NOT MY JOB call LIRR Police.


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