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Has the Recent Rash of Riverhead Crimes Frightened You?

What do you think can be done to stop the problem?

Has the Recent Rash of Riverhead Crimes Frightened You?

Another armed robbery took place in a Riverhead apartment over the weekend during a home invasion, marking the latest in a string of crimes that have taken place in town.

First, a series of armed robberies took place in stores around Riverhead, including Barth's on East Main Street. Next, a woman was a couple was held up at knifepoint after leaving the aquarium, and a woman was carjacked on Sound Avenue last week.

In response, Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter has vowed to tackle the problem and amp up police protection downtown, doubling patrols.

But, has the recent series of crimes left you frightened? Do you take extra precautions now that you didn't before? What do you think can be done long-term to address rising crime? Tell us what you think, in the comments section.

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