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Centereach liquor store robbed, Suffolk police say

Suffolk County police respond to an armed robbery

Suffolk County police respond to an armed robbery in Centereach at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 16, 2016. Police said a suspect entered Simply Wine & Liquors on Pond Path, flashed a handgun and demanded cash. Credit: Andrew Tetreault

Sixth Squad detectives are searching for an armed man who robbed a liquor store Wednesday night in Centereach.

Suffolk County police said the robbery occurred at Simply Wine & Liquors on Pond Path at about 7:30 p.m.

The suspect entered the store, flashed a handgun and demanded cash, police said. Police said the store employee complied — and the robber fled the scene.

Police are asking anyone with information about the robbery to call Crime Stoppers at 800-220-8477. All calls will remain confidential.

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