Two people have been arrested in connection with the armed robbery of the Corner Closet in Sag Harbor Village three and a half months ago.
Sag Harbor Village Police Detective Jeff Proctor said on Tuesday that federal authorities have two people in custody in connection with the incident. He said the United States Attorney’s office is handling the investigation since the village case was linked to other robberies on the East Coast.
Robert Nardoza, a spokesman for U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch, said on Tuesday that no information is being made available at this time.
Detective Proctor even declined to release the suspects’ names. “We don’t want to compromise the integrity of their investigation,” he said.
The owner of the Corner Closet, a vintage consignment shop on Main Street in Sag Harbor, was robbed at gunpoint on the evening of Nov. 19. A man and a woman went into the store around 5:50 p.m., displayed the gun, and then forced the owner into the storage area. Her legs and hands were tied up. The robber pair then stole designer handbags, scarves, and accessories from the shop, before fleeing in a vehicle.
The owner was able to free herself after the pair left, and she ran outside onto the street, asking passers-by to call 911.
Police later said they believed a third person was involved in scoping out stores in the village before the robbery. Detective Proctor said in December that the man went into Illusions jewelry store, also on Main Street, and asked the same question that was posed to the owner of the Corner Closet before the pair displayed the gun.
The detective never said what that question was.
Police released sketches of the two men — one immediately after the robbery, another in early December. A sketch of the woman was never released. Through Suffolk County Crime Stoppers, a $5,000 reward was also offered for information that led to an arrest.