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

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.