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Police Seek Serial Long Island Bank Robber

Silver-haired bandit is armed and has held up at least six banks in three-month spree.

A serial bank robber is stalking Long Island.

At least six armed robberies on Long Island and upstate appear to be the work of one man.

Law enforcement officials say the latest brazen Tuesday may be the same armed man wanted for a string of other heists, from Manhasset to East Northport. 

Nassau County Police on Wednesday made a connection to the recent crime spree. It issued a wanted poster and is offering a $5,000 reward for the capture of a man who robbed banks in three separate instances in Nassau:

  • May 14: Marathon Bank, 1577 Northern Blvd., Manhasset.
  • June 25: Marathon Bank, 1577 Northern Blvd., Manhasset.
  • July 22: People’s United Bank, 401 Glen Cove Road, East Hills.

Police say the silver-haired bandit is in his 50s, weighs up to 250 pounds and stands at least 5 feet, 5 inches tall. He wears a baseball cap, blue jeans and white sneakers. And he carries a black and blue messenger bag slung across his body. The suspect dons latex gloves and brandishes a black automatic handgun.

For the second time in less than a month, the silver-haired bandit held up a bank in Northport. The latest bank job happened at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday along busy 25A in the well-trafficked CVS Plaza. 

According to Suffolk County Police, an armed man approached a teller at the Chase Bank at 721 Fort Salonga Road and demanded cash. The teller complied and the subject fled on foot southbound through the parking lot.

The description matches a man who on Larkfield Road in East Northport on June 30.

As Patch reported recently, the description also resembles another robbery upstate. The was robbed on July 6.

Suffolk Police say they are working with other agencies to track down the suspect.

Suffolk detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

Nassau Police ask you to contact Det. Butler or any member of the Robbery Squad at 516-573-8040.

Jason Molinet July 28, 2011 at 01:46 AM
According to Nassau Police, he's tied to six robberies. None in Babylon.
Mike Sevich July 28, 2011 at 07:47 PM
If that fatso comes near me, I'll smash his head into the pavement.
Michael Smith July 29, 2011 at 01:46 PM
I never understand why people say "we are rapidly becoming a police state". We HAVE BEEN a police state since the state and US consitutions were written - they are Roman Civil Law documents (culture of death) that allows for military rule over the people and that was cemented in place by the actions of Congress during and right after he civil war. Since the civil war the jurisdiction in America is military rule by statute, see: The States were drawn into the Central Government, as were—progressively—the people directly, with the whole conglomerate operating through the new Federal Government in the Emergency War Powers of 12 Stat. 319, 1861, under the “law of necessity.” There is absolutely no authority to have "police" - they are "standing armies" continually and relentless enforcing the military dictatorship of Congress over 14th amendment US citizens carrying out the "reconstruction of America" by a military government. When the south walked out of Congress in 1861, the US Constitution ceased to exist and since that time a military government has been in operation (much more to know about this). If you wanna stop it, you have to re-instate a common law government of the people, not a statutory military government of rich people using "CON-stitutions" to rule over you. The political effort to end the tyranny of constitutions is AMENDMENT 28 REPUDIATE. Check it out. MS
David Paduano August 05, 2011 at 02:02 PM
As the economy tanks, people on the bottom get desperate. We should expect more of this. While we are tracking down and prosecuting this guy, maybe we should do the same to the criminals who caused this mess on wall street & washington
Jason Molinet August 05, 2011 at 02:04 PM
What's interesting is if you look at the Nassau-Suffolk bank robbery stats, there was a spike in 2008, the height of the financial crisis http://patch.com/A-kBQB

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