Pokemon Go player on Long Island is victim of armed robbery

LAKE RONKONKOMA, Long Island (WABC) -- Police are investigating an armed robbery that targeted a Pokemon Go player on Long Island.

Authorities say a 19-year-old man was walking along Lake Shore Drive in Lake Ronkonkoma playing the game on his Apple iPhone around 5 p.m. Wednesday when a gray four-door sedan with at least three people inside pulled up next to him.

A man in the front passenger seat demanded the victim's phone, police said, and when he refused, the passenger in the rear seat threatened him with a gun.
The victim handed the phone to him, and the car fled the scene.

It's not clear whether the victim was tracked to the location or whether the robbery was a crime of opportunity, but police say they are leaning toward the latter.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 631-854-8452 or 1-800-220-TIPS.
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