Rockville Centre Bank Robbed

Nassau County police are searching for a bank robber who walked into a Rockville Centre bank Friday and hinted he was in possession of a “device” in order to convince the bank manager to hand over cash.

Detectives said the man—believed to be in his 50s—entered Community National Bank on Merrick Road at 11:50 a.m. and requested to speak with the bank manager. After entering the manager’s office, the robber placed a brown folder on the desk and announced a robbery, police said.

The man “further indicated that the folder contained a device,” police said.


The robber was given an unknown amount of cash and then fled the bank, but left the folder on the manager’s desk, prompting the Arson/Bomb Squad to investigate the scene. Investigators determined the folder was non-hazardous, police said.

Four employees were inside the bank at the time of the robbery.

Police said no injuries were reported.

The robber is described as six-feet tall and stocky. He was wearing a dark gray overcoat at the time of the incident.

Detectives ask anyone with information regarding the robbery to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All calls are anonymous.

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