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Stony Brook Man Arrested For Robbery and Burglary

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Suffolk County Police have arrested a 31-year-old man that went on a crime spree in Stony Brook yesterday.

Stony Brook, NY - May 16th, 2014 - Suffolk County Police have arrested a 31-year-old man that went on a crime spree in Stony Brook yesterday.

A 22-year-old female victim was walking to her vehicle that was parked near the Vitamin Shoppe, located at 1320 Stony Brook Road, Stony Brook, yesterday at approximately 7:15 p.m. when a man approached and grabbed her.  The male suspect attempted to take her pocketbook and car keys but the victim fought off the attacker who fled on foot.

Approximately four minutes later, the same man approached a 38-year-old female as she was getting in her vehicle parked near Party City, located at 205 Hallock Road, Stony Brook.  The victim was knocked to the ground; the suspect stole her keys and fled in her 2002 Mazda Tribute. Approximately 15 minutes later, the same man arrived at the USA gas station located at 616 Main Street in Port Jefferson in the stolen vehicle. The suspect entered the station and when the clerk opened the cash register, he knocked the clerk to the ground and stole cash. The suspect then fled the scene in the stolen Mazda.

Sixth Precinct Officers, along with Canine Section officers, conducted an extensive search for the suspect.  Sixth Precinct Officer Scott Dugan located the suspect, Jeffrey Kohberger, at Sunrise Laundromat, located at 102 Route 25A, Port Jefferson Station, at approximately 8:35 p.m.  Sixth Squad detectives charged Kohberger with one count of Robbery 2nd Degree, one count of Attempted Robbery 2nd Degree, one count of Robbery 3rd Degree, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th Degree and one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th Degree.  Kohberger was also charged with Burglary 2nd Degree for burglarizing his neighbor’s house earlier in the day yesterday.

Kohberger, 31, of 1 Burgess Lane, Stony Brook, will be held at the Sixth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on May 16.

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Incident:         Stony Brook Man Arrested For Robbery and Burglary
Location:        Stony Brook and Port Jefferson
Date/Time:     Thursday, May 15, 2014 at approximately 8:35 p.m.

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