Cops: Banks robbed in Garden City, Valley Stream

Nassau police are looking for suspects in robberies of two Capital One banks on Friday, one in Valley Stream the other in Garden City.

There were no injuries in either robbery, and police said neither suspect appeared to be armed. A police spokeswoman said authorities do not think the two robberies are related and each is being investigated separately.

In the Garden City bank robbery, police said a 6-foot-tall man in his 40s, wearing a black jacket, black winter hat and dark hooded sweatshirt, entered the Capital One on Seventh Street and gave the teller a note demanding cash about 10 a.m. He left with an unknown amount of cash, police said, and fled on foot in an unknown direction.


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Five employees and nine customers were in the bank during the robbery, police said.

Later, in Valley Stream, police said a 6-foot-tall man in his 30s with scruffy facial hair entered the Capital One on North Central Avenue about 1 p.m. He was wearing a light-colored peacoat and dark-hooded sweatshirt, gave the teller a note demanding cash, and fled with an undetermined amount of money.

The man was last seen leaving the bank on foot going north on North Central Avenue, then heading east on Milford Street.

Police said eight employees and one customer were in the bank at the time.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about either robbery to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All calls will remain anonymous.

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