Police: Medford Man Arrested for Multiple Suffolk County Armed Robberies


Eric Wright, 31, is charged with four counts of Robbery 1st Degree, cops say.

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Suffolk County Police have arrested a Medford man for committing four armed robberies this month.
A man entered four businesses between April 5 and April 21, displayed what appeared to be a handgun, demanded cash and fled with proceeds. Following an investigation, it was determined the robberies were committed by Eric Wright, 31.
Major Case Section detectives charged Wright with four counts of Robbery 1st Degree for the following robberies:
  • 7-Eleven, located at 811 Waverly Ave. in Holtsville, on April 21 at approximately 7:30 a.m.
  • Subway, located at 18 Woods Corner Road in Setauket, on April 15 at approximately 7:15 p.m.
  • Aura Vape Store, located at 1110 Middle Country Road in Selden, on April 11 at 9:07 p.m.
  • Conoco Gas Station, located at 626 Old Medford Ave. in Patchogue, on April 5 at approximately 3:30 p.m.
Additionally, Sixth Squad detectives charged Wright with Grand Larceny 3rd Degree and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 3rd Degree for pawning jewelry he stole from a Setauket home.    
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