A Hampton Bays man who attacked and robbed an employee at Charlie Brown’s Pub on Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays early Sunday morning was arrested after leading Southampton Town Police on a manhunt through a nearby neighborhood, police said.
Lucas Guillen, 29, was charged with third-degree robbery, a felony, as well as third-degree criminal trespassing, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, and second-degree obstructing governmental administration, all misdemeanors.
Several officers had “non-life-threatening injuries” and were treated at nearby hospitals, according to police. Police declined to disclose the nature of the injuries but said they were minor and suffered while pursuing Mr. Guillen. The officers were taken to Southampton Hospital, treated for minor injuries and released.
Police said they were called to Charlie Brown’s Pub at 4:55 a.m. after Mr. Guillen, earlier a patron at the bar, attacked and robbed an employee. While officers and Southampton Town detectives were investigating that incident, they received several calls about a prowler near Shore Road and East Tiana Road who matched the description of the suspect in the robbery investigation.
Shortly before 8 a.m., police received a report that the suspect, Mr. Guillen, was in a yard off Grant Boulevard in Hampton Bays. When they arrived at the scene, they said, Mr. Guillen refused to comply with orders to surrender and led police on a chase. It was not immediately clear whether he fled on foot or by vehicle.
Using the New York State Police Canine Unit and the Suffolk County Police Department Aviation Unit, along with several Southampton Town Police units, police were able to take Mr. Guillen into custody near the intersection of East Rampasture Road and Hampton Harbor Lane.
Once he was in custody, the officers discovered that Mr. Guillen had cocaine in his possession, according to police.