Police seek help finding person who tried to pry open night deposit box at bank

09/04/2012 8:13 AM |

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and the Riverhead Police Department are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate a person who tried to pry open the night deposit box at the Suffolk County National Bank branch in Riverhead.

On Saturday, August 18, at approximately 11:15 PM, an unknown suspect entered the rear parking lot of the Ostrander Avenue bank, police said. The subject approached the night time deposit box and tried to pry it open with a crow bar. The box, which was valued at approximately $8,000, was damaged during the incident, police said.

The suspect appears to have a bandanna over his face and was wearing dark colored clothing, a ski hat and gloves, surveillance footage shows.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at (800) 220-TIPS. All calls are kept confidential.