Update (3 p.m.): The culprit behind Thursday morning’s robbery of the Suffolk County National Bank branch is being described as a light-skinned black or Hispanic woman in her early 40s, said Riverhead Police Department Captain Richard Smith.
Police used K9 units and a helicopter to assist in the search that followed the 10:37 a.m. incident. The woman handed the teller a note demanding money, police said in a news release. She was given money and fled on foot, police said. No weapon was used.
The woman was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black hat and sunglasses and fled southbound on foot from the bank, police said. She’s described as between 5-foot-2 and 5-foot-5 with a medium build and she was wearing a black jacket, police said.
“We haven’t located her yet but I’m sure we will,” said Riverhead police chief David Hegermiller.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS or the Riverhead police at 631-727-4500. All calls are kept confidential.
Original story: Police are on the hunt for a person who robbed the Suffolk County National Bank branch on Second Street in downtown Riverhead Thursday morning.
A call reporting the robbery came in at 10:37 a.m., and a Suffolk County Police Department helicopter was sent to Riverhead to help with the search, police said.
Second Street between Griffing and Roanoke avenues was still closed to traffic as of 12:30 p.m.
No additional details were immediately available from police. A bank worker at the scene declined to comment.
In February, police arrested a man for allegedly robbing two local Capital One branches.