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Mattituck BP Gas Station Reportedly Robbed at Gun Point

Mini mart manager says men, one who was armed, stole cash and cigarettes Monday night.

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.

Joy Ellinghaus November 21, 2012 at 03:36 PM
A few months ago the question was whether or not this station should stay open 24/7. Perhaps the answer lay in this most current story. When the business community starts to court all night competion from now the newest 7/11 in Mattituck, (you can thank people like Heather Lanza for that one, who once again made excuses, and bent the zoning, all the while claiming just the opposite), then the cracks in how the almighty dollar breaks down small town America appear. I don't know how much clearer it can get. Luckily no one was hurt. But the North Fork MUST make a choice, wake up and stop treating itself as an extention of Riverhead and starting MAKING and ENFORCING zoning that is more in keeping with its newfound status in the vein of Martha's Vineyard, not Pottersville!
Erin Schultz (Editor) November 21, 2012 at 03:47 PM
Milta Nunzi said on Facebook: "I always thought something like this is difficult to pull off since there are so few ways to get out of here. Hmmm.."

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