Near the IHOP Restaurant, Lake Grove on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at approximately 2:30 p.m.
Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are investigating a robbery in which a man was assaulted in Lake Grove yesterday.
The victim was walking from the IHOP restaurant in Lake Grove when he was approached by four Hispanic men at approximately 2:30 p.m. One of the men produced a knife and another demanded money. When the victim stated he did not have money, one of the men punched him in the face. The other men began assaulting the victim. The victim handed the men cash. The suspects also stole packages belonging to the victim.
The suspects fled, possibly in a blue Chevrolet Avalanche pickup truck.
The victim was transported by ambulance to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Fourth Squad at (631) 854-8452 at or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.