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East Islip Bank Robbed

BOA-East-IslipSuffolk police are investigating a bank robbery in East Islip on Monday morning.

A man entered the Bank of America branch on East Main Street, approached a teller with a note demanding cash and threatening that he had a bomb at 10 a.m., according to at Major Case Investigations Unit detectives. The teller gave the robber cash from the drawer before the robber fled the bank.

He was last seen by a witness getting into a black four-door sedan on Union Boulevard. The robber is described as a black man in his mid to late 20s, approximately 6’ tall with a medium build and a thin mustache. He was wearing dark sunglasses, a black Yankees cap, light blue sweatshirt and black pants.


At the time of the robbery, the suspect was wearing what appeared to be a wig. It is believed that this suspect robbed the Bank of America branch in Bohemia on Oct. 8 and the Chase Bank branch in Brentwood on Oct. 15.  During those robberies, the suspect wore a dreadlock-style wig.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.  All calls will remain confidential.

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