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SCPD: Man Arrested After Robbing Port Jefferson Station Pizza Shop Delivery Person at Knifepoint

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Ricardo Vargas, 27, ordered food and when the delivery person arrived, Vargas approached him, displayed a knife, and demanded money, cops say.

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SCPD have arrested Ricardo Vargas of Port Jefferson Station, 27, after he robbed a pizza shop delivery person on Saturday, November 11.

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Port Jefferson Station, NY - November 13, 2017 - Suffolk County Police have arrested a man after he robbed a pizza shop delivery person at knifepoint on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at approximately 9:40 p.m.
 
According to the Suffolk County Police Department​, Ricardo Vargas of Port Jefferson Station, New York​, 27, ordered food from Bella Maria Restaurant and Pizzeria in Coram, New York​ on Saturday, November 11, to be delivered to a random delivery address. When the delivery person arrived, Vargas, who had been waiting nearby, approached him, displayed a knife, and demanded money. 
 
The delivery person complied, and Vargas fled on foot with cash and the food.
 
The victim, a 61-year-old man, called 911, and Sixth Precinct Police officers, Sixth Squad detectives, Aviation Section officers and Canine Section officers responded. After searching the area, police located and arrested Vargas nearby, on Hewes Street, at 11:30 p.m.
 
Vargas, 27, of Selden, New York, was charged with Robbery 1st Degree, as well as an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. He was held overnight at the Sixth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on November 12.
 
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