4 Men Beat and Rob Man In Wheelchair

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and the Riverhead Police Department are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate four men who assaulted and robbed a man in a wheelchair earlier this month.

A man who is confined to a wheelchair due to a prior motor vehicle crash was leaving the United Methodist Church, traveling northbound on Maple Avenue in Riverhead, from 2nd Street on June 1, 2014 at approximately 10:30 p.m. As he approached the Long Island Railroad tracks on Maple Avenue, he was attacked from behind by at least four people. The suspects knocked the victim out of his wheelchair and struck him with weapons, possibly sticks or pipes. They stole cash and prescription medications.

The subjects fled on foot in an unknown direction.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with any information is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS or contact the Riverhead Police Detective Division at 727-4500 Ext. 327. All calls will be kept confidential.

Case Number: CW14-132