2 suspects arrested in Baldwin bank robbery

Two Hempstead men face robbery charges after holding up a Baldwin bank at gunpoint Monday, Nassau County police said.

First Precinct officers responding to a call for a bank robbery at the Bank of America at 2300 Grand Ave. arrested the two suspects in Freeport shortly after the 2:42 p.m. robbery, police said.

The suspects -- Isaiah Hunter, 20, of 148 Princeton St., and Essix Robinson, 21, of 244 Brown St. -- entered the bank and announced a robbery, police said.


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Hunter, armed with a handgun, ordered two employees and eight customers to the ground while Robinson jumped a counter and removed an undetermined amount of cash from several drawers, police said.

They drove away in a light-colored, four-door vehicle driven by a third suspect, who is still being sought.

In a news release, police said "responding officers from the First Precinct along with Bureau of Special Operations officers were able to locate the defendants on Babylon Turnpike, Freeport, and place them under arrest without incident."

Police provided no other details, including how the driver of the getaway vehicle and the suspects separated.

The cash and a handgun were recovered, police said.

One woman inside the bank at the time of the robbery was taken to a hospital with minor knee pain, police said.

Hunter and Robinson are charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree robbery and first-degree criminal use of a firearm.

Police also said Robinson has two open warrants.

Both are scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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