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Police arrest robbery suspect in Riverhead

Police said Christopher M. Laterza was arrested Saturday

Police said Christopher M. Laterza was arrested Saturday afternoon, March 11, 2017, in Riverhead and charged with first-degree robbery. Police said the robbery took place in a Walmart parking lot on March 2, 2017, in Riverhead. Credit: Riverhead Police

Police have arrested a man accused of robbing a woman in a car parked outside a Walmart store in Riverhead earlier this month.

Christopher M. Laterza was arrested Saturday afternoon in Riverhead and charged with first-degree robbery, police said.

Police said Laterza used a utility knife on March 2 to threaten the woman, whose pocketbook was stolen.

The robbery happened shortly before 5 p.m. at the Walmart store on Old Country Road, police said.

Laterza, whose age and hometown was not released, is being held until his arraignment.

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