Number Of Sag Harbor Armed Robbery Suspects Grows


Sag Harbor Village Police have released a new sketch of a third suspect wanted for questioning in relation to the armed robbery at a Main Street shop last month.

According to store owner Seena Stromberg, on November 19 at 5:50 p.m., a handgun-brandishing man and his female accomplice robbed The Corner Closet, a high-end consignment shop in the heart of the village, just yards from the village’s police station.

Twenty minutes earlier, at 5:30 p.m., police said, this newly revealed third suspect had entered Illusions, a Main Street jewelry store, making statements that were identical to statements made by the two culprits in the consignment shop robbery.

Though he committed no crime they were aware of, police say the third suspect—described as a Hispanic male, 25 to 35 years old, and 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall, medium build, with short black hair and a thin mustache—is wanted because they believe the incidents are linked, and that the suspects may have been coordinating a planned robbery at the two stores before things went awry.

Ms. Stromberg described to police last month how the two original suspects, a Hispanic male and female in their late 20s who appeared to be high on drugs, entered the store, with the male suspect flashing a handgun. Ms. Stromberg said the man placed the gun at her head and forced her to the rear of the store. Over the next half hour, she said, the suspects placed her in a storage area, restrained her hands and legs, and pillaged the store before fleeing out the front door.

Eventually, at about 6:25 p.m., Ms. Stromberg was able to free herself, exit the store and ask a passerby to call police.

“Who pulls a gun in Sag Harbor?” she said the day after her ordeal, obviously still shaken. “You want to steal a bag, you steal a bag. I’ve never heard of a gun in Sag Harbor. I was afraid for my life.”

Ms. Stromberg has since declined to comment on the ongoing investigation, saying that she is traumatized and doesn’t want to relive the incident.

Sag Harbor Village Detective Jeffrey Proctor said on Tuesday that while the sketch was created based on the description of the owner of Illusions, video footage from outside-facing surveillance cameras on Main Street is being analyzed by the Suffolk County Police Electronic Investigations Unit.

Police are asking anyone with information about either incident to call (631) 725-0623.

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