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The woman who allegedly robbed the bank Thursday. (Credit: Riverhead police)

The 50-year-old woman accused of robbing two banks on the East End this year allegedly threatened to kill the teller’s family during a Riverhead robbery in March in which she stole more than $4,700, according to Riverhead court documents. READ

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Courtesy SCPD

Courtesy SCPD

A reward has been offered for information that leads to the arrest of a woman who robbed a Riverhead bank last week.

Last Thursday shortly after 10:30 a.m., a woman handed a teller a note at the Suffolk County National Bank branch on Second Street demanding money. She was allegedly given money and then fled the scene on foot.

Bank2According to police, the woman is described between 5-foot-2 and 5-foot-5 inches tall with a medium build and Hispanic or light-skinned black in skin color. Police said she was wearing a black jacket with a gray hooded sweatshirt underneath, with blue jeans, a black hat and sunglasses.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact the Riverhead Police Department at 727-4500, ext. 610 or Suffolk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. All calls will be kept confidential.

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Police say this man robbed Capital One Bank in Riverhead on Tuesday. (Credit: Riverhead Town police)

Police say this man robbed Capital One Bank in Riverhead on Tuesday. (Credit: Riverhead Town police)

Riverhead police are searching for an unarmed man who reportedly robbed the Capital One Bank on East Main Street in Riverhead Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.  (more…)

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(Credit: Riverhead Town police)

(Credit: Riverhead Town police)

A Riverhead man accused of robbing a downtown bank recently was arraigned on Thursday afternoon and remains held on a lowered bail in Suffolk County Court, while his wife was on hand to support him.

Robert Santoro, 46, pleaded not guilty to charges of felony robbery and misdemeanor petit larceny. 


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(Credit: Riverhead Police Department)

Update, Saturday: Riverhead Police arrested a 46-year-old Riverhead man in connection with Friday afternoon’s bank robbery at Capital One on East Main Street. Robert J. Santoro was charged with first-degree robbery after being found at the Budget Host Inn, police said.

Mr. Santoro allegedly handed the teller a note declaring a robbery and demanded money while threatening the use of a gun, police said. Mr. Santoro fled on foot. He was arrested without incident, transported to police headquarters and held for arraignment.

Update: Police have released surveillance photos of the man they say robbed the Capital One Bank on East Main Street Friday afternoon.

The man — described by police as white, between 35 and 45 years old, approximately 180 pounds and 5’11” tall — was wearing glasses, and had  short hair with slight facial hair, according to police. The suspect was wearing brown shoes, blue jeans and a black hooded “Carhartt” brand jacket.

Police say the man fled the scene of the robbery in an unknown direction.

Anyone with information about the incident or who may be able to identify this suspect is encouraged to call Riverhead police detectives at (631) 727-4500. All calls will remain confidential.

A Riverhead Police car at the East Main Street Capital One bank. (Credit: Paul Squire)

A Riverhead Police car at the East Main Street Capital One bank. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Original Story: Riverhead Town and New York State Police are investigating the robbery of an East Main Street bank Friday afternoon.

Police were called down to the Capital One Bank about 3:40 p.m., said Lt. David Lessard.

According to police, a white man in a dark sweatshirt, in his late 20s to early 30s, gave a note to a teller demanding money. He reportedly left with an undetermined amount of cash.

A state police K-9 unit was on scene, and no arrests have been made.

Lt. Lessard said it appears that no weapon was used in the robbery and no one was injured in the incident. No additional information about the robbery was available.