There are many areas throughout the state of New York in which robbery and other theft related crimes are more common than they should be. Some people make the poor decision to rob another individual or establishment, looking for an easy to way to make money.
A man was arrested in connection with the robbery and assault of another man on Long Island. Suffolk County Police said that the 38-year-old victim was on Division Street when he was attacked by two others.
After allegedly punching him several times, the two reportedly stole the victim's wallet. A witness who was in the area screamed at the duo, which caused them to flee the scene.
Approximately one hour after the incident, the victim saw one of the men and immediately contacted police. It was then that police came to the area, arresting the man for his connection in the robbery. At this time, the second suspect is still at large.
The 23-year-old man who was arrested has been charged with second degree robbery. As a result of the crime, he was held overnight in jail and awaits the court system.
People make poor decisions for many reasons, and when it comes to theft, they are often looking for a way to quickly turn their fortunes around. While they may feel that they are making the right decision at the time of the crime, if arrested they soon realize this was a bad choice. It is then that they are faced with the court system, with the hopes of making their way out the other side and improving their lives.
Source: CBS New York, "Suspect Arrested Following Attack, Robbery In Patchogue" Jul. 10, 2014