After a violent hold up in Jamesport Sunday night, two men have been charged with robbery, one of whom was arrested just last week following a daytime burglary in Bridgehampton.
Riverhead Town police said Oscar N. Mayen Orrego and Ludwin G. Perez, both 21, along with a third man who has not been apprehended yet, robbed the Valero gas station on the corner of Route 25 and South Jamesport Avenue at about 8:50 p.m. They allegedly hit the gas station attendant in the head with a metal object and took an undetermined amount of cash from the register.
When police received the report, they were given the description of three Hispanic men who had fled in a two-tone Chevrolet work van south on South Jamesport Avenue, then west on Peconic Bay Boulevard.
The van then crashed into a building on Meeting House Creek Road and the occupants fled, but police caught up to Orrego and Perez.
Police called in the Southampton Village police K-9 unit to assist. Evidence and the cash taken from the gas station was found at the crash scene, according to police.
Meanwhile, the gas station attendant was treated for a head and arm injury at Peconic Bay Medical Center and released.
Orrego and Perez, both of whom live in the Riverside-Flanders area, were charged with robbery in the first degree, a felony.
Orrego has racked up a slew of charges in the past year. He has been charged with giving fake names. Earlier this summer, he was charged with a string of thefts from parked cars in Quogue Village.
Then last week, a Bridgehampton woman came home to find him inside her house Wednesday afternoon. When police arrived and confronted him, he jumped out a second-story window and took off. The Southampton Village police K-9 unit was also called in and helped officers find Orrego. At least one officer was injured in the chase.
Under New York State’s bail reform laws Orrego had to be released without any bail set because he was charged with what is considered a nonviolent felony.
First-degree robbery however, a violent crime, required bail be set. Both defendants are being held on $150,000 bail each, police said.
Police are asking anyone with information to call detectives at the Riverhead Police Department at 631-727-4500.