Cops: Armed man abandons robbery attempt in Island Park

A man threatened to use his handgun during an attempted robbery Friday at an Island Park bank, police said, but then abruptly left the bank without taking any money.

A female employee of the Bank of America branch, 147 Long Beach Rd., was handed a note that demanded money from a man who was carrying a gun in a holster on his right hip, Nassau police said.

But before the bank employee reacted, the man grabbed the note and quickly left the bank with no proceeds, police said.

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None of the eight people in the bank was hurt, police said.

The man was described as 40- to 45-years old, 5 foot 10, thin build, and wearing a long sleeve white shirt with a yellow square patch on the left breast pocket and a white and blue patch on the left shoulder, police said.

He also was wearing black pants, a black baseball cap with white and red letters, and dark sunglasses, police said.

Detectives asked that anyone with information contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS.

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