Mattituck BP Gas Station manager Recep Zaim confirmed Tuesday morning that the station was robbed of $4,000 and cigarettes by three masked men — at least one of them who was armed — Monday night at about 10:30 p.m.
Zaim said that the man with the gun told the worker behind the counter to lay down on the floor, which he did, while two other men jumped behind the counter and stole the money and cigarettes. Zaim said the men then destroyed surveillance cameras located in the back of the mini mart, which became a 24-7 operation this past April.
“Obviously someone knew exactly where to go to do this,” he said. “Thank God no one was hurt.”
Southold Town Police Chief Martin Flatley said he did not want to comment on the incident at this time, but according to an email from the Breaking News Network sent to Patch Monday night, police were called to the scene and the suspects fled south down Marratooka Lane located just to the east of the gas station.
The incident is under investigation.