Man Arrested for Committing Five Commercial Robberies

CORAM – East Gate and Route 112, Coram / Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at approximately 11:15 a.m.

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for robbing five businesses in a 13-day span.

A man entered the New York Gold Center, located at 518 Middle Country Road, demanded cash from the clerk and then fled the store with the cash at approximately 10:50 a.m. Being aware of a suspect vehicle description previously issued, Police Officer Greg Stroh stopped a vehicle at approximately 11:15 a.m. and observed that the driver, Benjamin Rakoczy, was in possession of the stolen cash.  Officer Stroh arrested Rakoczy.

Further investigation by Sixth Squad detectives revealed Rakoczy also robbed the following four businesses in Port Jefferson Station within the last 13 days:

· The Family Dollar Store, 526 Route 112 on September 19.

· Carvel, 407 Route 112, on September 23.

· Gold Coast Gold Buyers, 1125 Route 112, on September 28.

· GNC, 560 Jefferson Plaza, on September 29.


Rakoczy will be held overnight at the Sixth Precinct in Selden and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on October 2.

The investigation is continuing and police request that anyone with information please call Sixth Squad detectives at 631-854-8652

Case Number: RG/2223