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Rockville Centre Crime Watch, Week of Dec. 13
Police search for village bank robber

A man robbed the Community National Bank located at 333 Merrick Rd., Rockville Centre, on Dec. 7.

The suspect entered the bank and asked to speak to the bank manager, the police said.  Upon entering the manager’s office, the man placed a brown folder on the desk, advising the manager of a robbery and demanding money. 

The man further indicated that the folder contained a ”device.” After obtaining an undetermined amount of cash, the man left the folder on the manager’s desk and fled the bank on foot heading westbound on Merrick Rd. The Arson/Bomb Squad responded and determined the folder was not a hazard. Four employees were present in the bank at the time of the robbery. There were no customers in the bank at the time. No injuries were reported.

The subject is described as a white man in his mid-to-late 50s, 5 foot, 9 inches to 6 feet tall, stocky and wearing a dark gray overcoat. 

Detectives ask that anyone with information about this crime to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remains anonymous.


A resident of N. Forest Avenue, Rockville Centre, was arrested on Nov. 26 and charged with driving while intoxicated after the investigation of an accident in the vicinity of Sunrise Highway and N. Village Avenue.

A resident of Lenox Road, Rockville Centre, was arrested on Nov. 29 and charged with criminal obstruction of breathing after an investigation at his residence.

A resident of Azalea Court, Long Beach, was arrested on Dec. 1 and charged with assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after an investigation in the vicinity of S. Park Avenue.

A resident of Bedell Street, Baldwin, was arrested on Dec. 2 and charged with driving while intoxicated and Vehicle and Traffic Law violations after an investigation at the intersection of Merrick Road and Morris Avenue.

A resident of Chestnut Street, Massapequa, was arrested on Dec. 3 and charged with criminal possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of marijuana after an investigation at the Rockville Centre Long Island Rail Road station. Another resident of Green Avenue, Freeport was arrested on the same charges as a result of the same investigation.



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