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East Northport Bank Robbed

Older suspect flees on foot Thursday from People's United Bank on Larkfield Road.

An armed robber struck People’s United Bank on Thursday afternoon off Larkfield Road in East Northport, Suffolk County Police said.

Cops say the suspect – a white male with a stocky build about 5-foot, 8-inches tall and estimated between 50 and 60 years old – pulled an automatic handgun and verbally demanded cash from a teller.

The incident took place at 563 Larkfield Road at approximately 5:30 p.m. The teller gave the man cash from the drawer and the man fled of foot, north through the parking lot, police said.

There were no injuries.

Detectives are asking anyone with information on this case to call the Major Case Unit at 631-852-6295 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Jason Molinet July 01, 2011 at 02:21 AM
The gun makes this a serious crime.
Jason Molinet July 01, 2011 at 02:29 AM
Share the link on Facebook. Maybe we can help catch this guy.
northside deli July 01, 2011 at 10:12 AM
he must be unemployed...
Marg July 01, 2011 at 05:42 PM
Or had a tax bill due.
just1nptmom July 01, 2011 at 08:18 PM
Where is this bank? First it says on Larkfield & then "off Larkfield". Lots of banks on Larkfield but I don;t recognize the name of this one unless it swallowed up one of the others. I'm just grateful he didn't shoot anyone like that punk in Medford!
EastNorthAbouts July 01, 2011 at 08:22 PM
"pulled an automatic handgun" And exactly how would you tell if it was automatic or Semi-automatic?
Jason Molinet July 01, 2011 at 08:24 PM
Handgun detail came directly from Suffolk PD. Thanks.
carol halbig July 01, 2011 at 09:30 PM
I think People's United used to be Bank of Smithtown, west side of the road
larry July 03, 2011 at 09:44 AM
hard times are fueling people to do crazy things.
Cathy July 07, 2011 at 12:43 PM
poor guy must be desperate. All you folks out there having no compassion, how would you feel if your paychecks stopped coming, your company closed up shop, unemployment ran out, your wife has cancer and you cant pay your health insurance, you cannot get a job etc.. etc.... Who really knows what predicament this sorry soul is in, we should not judge and feel superior when we do not know his circumstances. Life is hard for some people, hell alota people. Maybe the gun was not loaded?
Erika July 07, 2011 at 10:32 PM
@Cathy So those of us who think that robbing a bank at gunpoint is a bad thing to do have no compassion? My compassion lies with people in bad situations who choose NOT to commit crimes. My compassion lies with the people at the bank who probably saw their lives flash before their eyes when this "poor guy" brandished a gun at them. It is quite ironic when you say "we should not judge and feel superior", since it is rather obvious you think your "compassionate" attitude makes you the better person. Some things are wrong and will always be wrong. It is his behavior that is being judged, not his personal circumstances.

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