Police: East Patchogue man arrested for assaulting elderly man in Commack parking lot

Robert Whittaker was panhandling for money in a parking lot, located on Garet Place on May 7 when he pushed a 79-year-old man.

News 12 Staff

May 15, 2024, 11:56 AM

Updated 2 days ago

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Police say an East Patchogue man has been arrested for assaulting an elderly man in a Commack parking lot last week.
Robert Whittaker was panhandling for money in a parking lot, located on Garet Place on May 7 when he pushed a 79-year-old man at approximately 3:45 p.m.
The victim suffered minor injuries.
Following an investigation, officers responded to a 911 call reporting Whittaker was on East Main Street in Bay Shore on Tuesday at 4:13 p.m.
Detectives charged Whittaker, 56, with assault.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Fourth Precinct Crime Section at 631-854- 8426.


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