Bank robbery suspect faces more charges
A Lakeview man being held in the Nassau County jail on charges he robbed four banks in 2011 was charged Tuesday in an additional bank robbery and an attempted bank robbery late last year in West Hempstead.
Frank Jackson, 47, of 578 Champlain Ave., was charged with third-degree robbery in connection with a holdup of the Roslyn Savings Bank on Hempstead Turnpike in West Hempstead on Nov. 14 -- and was charged with third-degree attempted robbery for the failed robbery at the same bank branch Dec. 5.
Nassau County police said Jackson is the same man arrested on Jan. 27 and charged in a string of bank robberies in November and early January.
Court records indicate Jackson was being held at the jail in lieu of $450,000 bond or $225,000 cash bail on those charges when he was charged with the additional robberies Tuesday.
Police said that in the Nov. 14 robbery, Jackson walked into the Roslyn Savings Bank in West Hempstead. handed a demand note to the teller, got cash and fled on foot. The robbery took place at 12:55 p.m., police said. Seven employees were present. No one was injured.
In the Dec. 5 attempted robbery, police said Jackson went back to the same branch, this time wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a baseball cap, walked up to a teller and "appeared to begin preparing a demand note." But the teller walked away, police said, causing Jackson to flee without any cash.
Records indicate the prior charges against Jackson include demanding cash at a Roslyn Savings Bank in Freeport on Nov. 22, a Roslyn branch in East Meadow on Jan. 9, a TD Bank branch in Hempstead on Jan. 12 and a Capital One bank branch in West Hempstead about 1 hour later.
His next court appearance on those charges is Oct. 29, according to court records.
He remains in county jail.