PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A man was arrested in connection with the assault and robbery of another man early Thursday morning on Long Island.
According to Suffolk County Police, the 38-year-old victim was walking near the Patchogue Long Island Rail Road station on Division Street when he was attacked by two men at around 5:45 a.m.
Police said the men punched the victim, who is from Patchogue, numerous times and stole his wallet.
A passerby saw the attack and shouted at the suspects, which caused them to flee the scene.
The Good Samaritan then aided the victim, who suffered minor injuries, police said.
Officials said about an hour after the attack the victim saw one of the suspects while walking on South Street and called police.
A Suffolk police officer placed Antonio Lattan under arrest on South Street and West Avenue in Patchogue, officials said.
The second suspect is still on the loose. He is described by police as either a Hispanic male or light-skinned black male.
Lattan, 23, of Mastic is charged with second-degree robbery. He is being held overnight at the Fifth Precinct and is expected to be arraigned in First District Court in Central Islip on Friday.
Detectives ask anyone who may have witnessed the incident, including the unknown Good Samaritan who assisted the victim, to contact the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
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