Wading River bank robbery comes a day after E. Setauket heist

02/16/2012 4:47 PM |

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Bridgehampton National Bank in Wading River.

An unidentified man robbed a Bridgehampton National Bank in Wading River Thursday afternoon, making off with an undisclosed amount of cash, authorities said.

The suspect, described only as a white man in his 40s and wearing jeans, boots and a dark colored sweatshirt, entered the bank at the corner of Route 25A and Wading River-Manor Road about 1:30 p.m., handed a teller a bag and demanded cash, police said.

He fled in an unknown direction, said Lt. David Lessard, who was unsure if the man was armed. The suspect remains at large. No injuries were reported.

The robbery comes a day after a Chase bank in East Setauket was robbed by a white man in a hooded jacket. The 20- to 30-year-old man, described as 5 feet 9 inches tall and wearing a beige hooded jacket, entered the bank about 11 a.m. and showed the teller a note which demanding cash and said he was armed.

That suspect fled the scene, and remains at large, Suffolk County Police said. It is unknown if the two incidents are related.

Suffolk County detectives are asking anyone with information about the East Setauket robbery to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Riverhead police are still investigating the Wading River robbery and could not provide additional information about the incident.

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