Jul 30, 2014

Cops Still Searching for Armed Robbers After Holdup in Sag Harbor Village

Cops Still Searching for Armed Robbers After Holdup in Sag Harbor Village
Update, 10 p.m.: Police are searching the area for two people who robbed a store in Sag Harbor Village at gunpoint on Tuesday evening. 

While Village Police Detective Jeff Proctor declined to comment, police in the area were informed that the two subjects  — a man and a woman — were still at large after an armed robbery at the Corner Closet. It took place around 6 p.m. 

Police had pulled over a vehicle on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton soon after the robbery was reported. Two people were reportedly taken into custody, but they were not believed to responsible for the robbery. 

The robbers were said to have made off with items from the designer consignment shop at 108 Main Street. 

No injuries were reported. 

Previously, 7:35 p.m.: 
Police are investigating an alleged armed robbery at a Sag Harbor Village store on Tuesday evening. 

The robbery was reported at the Corner Closet, a consignment shop on Main Street, at about 6:25 p.m. A gun was reportedly displayed during the robbery, but that could not immediately be confirmed.

Sag Harbor Village, Southampton Town, East Hampton Town, and East Hampton Village police departments responded, soon pulling over a vehicle in a driveway on the corner of the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike and Huntington Crossway in Bridgehampton. 

Two people were reportedly taken into custody, but police were still on the lookout for another vehicle.

Detectives were still on scene in Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor Village at about 7:30 p.m. The State police were also on scene.

The Corner Closet is located at 108 Main Street in the village. It sells vintage Chanel, Hermès, Missoni, Pucci and other resale couture, in addition to handbags and jewelry. 

While armed robberies are unusual for the South Fork, this report comes just a week after a robbery at Springs Wines & Liquor in the Springs neighborhood of East Hampton on Nov. 9. Two days later,  police arrested John X. Tracy, a 19-year-old from Springs. Police said he threatened to use a handgun, but never displayed one. 

This is a developing story. Please check back with Patch for updates as they become available. 

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