A serial bank robber is stalking Long Island.
At least six armed robberies on Long Island and upstate appear to be the work of one man.
Law enforcement officials say the latest brazen Tuesday may be the same armed man wanted for a string of other heists, from Manhasset to East Northport.
Nassau County Police on Wednesday made a connection to the recent crime spree. It issued a wanted poster and is offering a $5,000 reward for the capture of a man who robbed banks in three separate instances in Nassau:
- May 14: Marathon Bank, 1577 Northern Blvd., Manhasset.
- June 25: Marathon Bank, 1577 Northern Blvd., Manhasset.
- July 22: People’s United Bank, 401 Glen Cove Road, East Hills.
Police say the silver-haired bandit is in his 50s, weighs up to 250 pounds and stands at least 5 feet, 5 inches tall. He wears a baseball cap, blue jeans and white sneakers. And he carries a black and blue messenger bag slung across his body. The suspect dons latex gloves and brandishes a black automatic handgun.
For the second time in less than a month, the silver-haired bandit held up a bank in Northport. The latest bank job happened at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday along busy 25A in the well-trafficked CVS Plaza.
According to Suffolk County Police, an armed man approached a teller at the Chase Bank at 721 Fort Salonga Road and demanded cash. The teller complied and the subject fled on foot southbound through the parking lot.
The description matches a man who on Larkfield Road in East Northport on June 30.
As Patch reported recently, the description also resembles another robbery upstate. The was robbed on July 6.
Suffolk Police say they are working with other agencies to track down the suspect.
Suffolk detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.
Nassau Police ask you to contact Det. Butler or any member of the Robbery Squad at 516-573-8040.