Cops: Man Beaten With Rock During Attempted Gunpoint Robbery

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

A man walking to work was beaten with a rock in attempted gunpoint robbery in Riverhead Friday morning, police said.

According to Riverhead Town police the man, 26, of Riverhead, was at the intersection of Swezey Avenue and Pulaski Street on Friday at 6:15 a.m. when he was approached by a black man and a black woman; the woman pointed a gun at him and the man demanded money, police said.

He was then hit in the face with a rock by the man, causing him to fall to the ground. According to police, the suspect continued to beat the man with a rock while demanding money.

Next, a car passed by, causing the suspects to flee eastbound without getting any cash, police said.

The victim then walked home and reported the incident, police said. He was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment of facial, shoulder, and head injuries.

The investigation is ongoing; anyone with information has been asked to call Riverhead Town police at 631-727-4500 ext. 313.
Nick Stiels January 24, 2014 at 12:23 PM
As usual..., guns in the hands of criminals and not law abiding citizens.
VillageJenny January 24, 2014 at 02:56 PM
So very upsetting. Mr. Ervin Guzman, obviously a hard-working guy, was "walking to work" at 6:15 AM on a brutally frigid morning, not fortunate enough to own a radiator-warmed car. Two creeps brandishing a gun, who prefer to "earn" their money by stealing from others, confront him and demand cash. Then they attack him, hitting him in the face, head and shoulders with a large rock, even after he fell to the cold ground. They could have killed him. I wish Mr. Guzman a speedy recovery and hope the police catch these heartless criminals ASAP. It would be comforting to believe that they will spend a few years in prison but I am not that naive.
the baby January 24, 2014 at 11:57 PM
I too, wish him a speedy recovery. I am so tired of hearing about these animalistic crimes lately. What is going on?


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