Flanders Deli Robbed


Jose Escalante-Chacon allegedly robbed a deli and then fled – toward police headquarters, where he was taken into custody. Independent/Courtesy Southampton Town Police

Bad idea: rob a deli at gunpoint. Worse idea: do it down the block from the police station.

Southampton Town police said Jose Escalante-Chacon, 26, of Riverside, probably didn’t think things through before allegedly walking into Marta’s Deli on Riverleigh Avenue in Flanders on Friday, September 6.

Police said Escalante-Chacon threatened the store clerk with what appeared to be a firearm and demanded money.He fled the scene on foot but was apprehended by New York State Police a short time later. There is a trooper barracks down the block from the deli.

State Police turned Escalante-Chacon over to their town counterparts who identified him, processed him, and held the accused for arraignment.

Escalante-Chacon is charged with a felony count of first-degree robbery and several other charges. He was scheduled for arraignment at Southampton Town Justice Court the following morning.

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