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Cops: Men in Masks Rob 2 in Stony Brook Area

Robberies occurred on Memory Way and Thompson Hay Path areas.

Google Street view of Memory Lane and Stony Brook Road.
Google Street view of Memory Lane and Stony Brook Road.

Men in masks robbed two students off campus Tuesday evening, pushing them to the ground, stealing cash and credit cards.

According to Stony Brook University police, who said they were notified by Suffolk County police, the robberies occurred within minutes of each other. The university issued a safety alert on the incidents.

The first robbery, according to police, took place at 10:30 p.m. on Stony Brook Rd. and Memory Way, where a male commuter student was pushed to the ground by two men, one who was wearing a black and white face mask, who took the student's gym bag containing cash and clothing.

The second robbery, according to police, took place at 11 p.m. on Rt. 25A and Thompson Hay Path. According to police, two men, one who was wearing a red and green face mask, tackled the man, also a commuter student, to the ground, stealing his letter bag, cash and credit cards.

Both men said the robbers were wearing dark jackets and gloves. No weapons were reported as being used. 

Three local teens were arrested in Sept. for robbing a student of his phone and money and for attempting to rob a group of three students as well in a separate incident. Both of those robberies happened on campus.

Robert J. Lenahan, chief of police for the university and assistant vice president for campus safety said in a statement that in response to recent events they would be further enhancing on campus patrol coverage using both uniformed and plain clothes officers. 

The Suffolk County Police Department has asked that anyone who has information should call the 6th Precinct Detective Squad at (631) 854-8643 or the University Police Detectives at (631) 632-9884.

Chuck Howley November 04, 2013 at 09:22 AM
Why am I getting the impression that there are some who believe that the students are the problem here. They are the victims. Concerned Homeowner you have got to be kidding me with your comment.
lolo November 04, 2013 at 01:59 PM
No Chuck I'm not kidding. The victims are the ones who were attacked!!!!!. The STUDENTS who are causing a lot of the problems with many loud parties, with STUDENTS getting drunk, and causing havoc are not victims!!!
Chuck Howley November 05, 2013 at 10:58 AM
My comment was directed twards the students who were mugged. Concerned Homeowners comment clearly comes across as if the victims of the mugging have brought this upon themselves. That the students bring high crime into the area. Whether Students in the area get drunk and carry on was not the point of my comment. How callous must one be that the only concern after someone has been mugged is about their property values?
SueofSB November 05, 2013 at 02:38 PM
I'm with you Chuck........not sure why the previous posters are not commenting on this article and using it instead as a way to once again, exploit the SBU students.
lolo November 05, 2013 at 05:44 PM
If you would READ what I said in my first posting, I said FIRST, and most important, are the people that were attacked ok? NOT property value. No one is exploiting SBU students. Just facts. Call the sixth precinct I'm sure they will share with ALL the complaints about the illegal boarding houses and the problems that they have caused in this area. SBU hasn't been all that truthful with their facts. And am I worried about my property value declining? You're damn right I am. Excuse me if you have money to spare, but I work hard, and so does my wife, our home in a major investment. We don't have money to spare. I don't want the value of my home to go down, the way that they are. I told you earlier give us your address, and maybe we can get some boarding houses to move in near your home!!!!!

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