Man Spots Assailant on the Street, Police Arrest Suspect

Police reported the arrest of a man for the assault of a Patchogue man who spotted his assailants hours after the attack.

According to detectives, a 38 year-old Patchogue man was walking near the Patchogue Railroad Station at approximately 5:45 a.m. on July 11 when he was assaulted by two men who punched him numerous times and then stole his wallet. An unidentified woman, who was passing by, observed the attack and yelled at the suspects to stop beating the victim. The suspects then fled on foot.

The Good Samaritan aided the victim, who suffered minor injuries, and helped him get home. Approximately an hour later, the victim, who was walking on South Street in Patchogue, called police when he spotted one of the men who had assaulted him.

Patrol Officer Dennis Stweart located the suspect, Antonio Lattan, on South Street and West Avenue in Patchogue and placed him under arrest. The second man has not been located. He is described as a light-skinned black or Hispanic man.

Lattan, 23, of Mastic, was charged with 2nd degree robbery. He was arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on July 11.

Want It In Print?

We now offer matted and framed copies of articles upon request.




Thought Gallery: Three Virtual Events To Keep You Busy This Week

Consider these recommendations for upcoming virtual talks, readings and more in and around New York City: The Tyranny of Merit: What’s Become of the Common...

Inside Vessel, New York City’s Interactive Landmark

The Vessel provides great sights of the Hudson River.

New York Universities Postpone Fall Sports

It remains to be seen if a return to fall sports will be feasible at all during the school calendar year.

Mental Health Treatment For The Most Vulnerable

The Central Nassau Guidance & Counseling Services (CNG&CS) recently got a major boost when UnitedHealthcare awarded the nonprofit a $400,000 Empowering Health Grant Award.

Islanders Add Senior Sponsorship Executives As Club Ramps Up For UBS Arena

The New York Islanders have named Bryan Calka as Senior Vice President of Partnerships and Tom Cerasoli as Senior Vice President of Partnership Activation....

Get Updates Via Email

Enter your email to be updated with all the latest news and special announcements.