A Riverhead man is facing a felony robbery charge after police said he forcibly removed a man's phone at knifepoint.
According to Riverhead Town police, officers responded to a report of of a robbery on Segal Avenue on Wednesday at 3:30 a.m.
The victim told police that an unknown man forcibly removed a cell phone from him while displaying a knife.
Police said the suspect initially fled on foot but was apprehended a short time later.
Robert K. Nash, 45, was arrested and charged with robbery in the first degree, a felony. He was also held on an active parole warrant for robbery in the second degree, police said.
The incident was the second incident involving a robbery at knifepoint on Wednesday. Earlier in the evening, a man entered a Riverhead home, brandished a knife, and snatched a man's wallet before fleeing.
Police said the incidents are "possibly" related in some way and said they are looking into a potential connection.