Cops: Queens man arrested in two Nassau bank robberies

A 31-year-old Queens man was arrested on Wednesday,

A 31-year-old Queens man was arrested on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in the November robbery of a Uniondale bank and the December robbery of a Valley Stream bank, police said. John R. Graham, of Jamaica, was charged with multiple counts of third-degree robbery, Nassau County police said. (Credit: NCPD)

A 31-year-old Queens man was arrested Wednesday in the November robbery of a Uniondale bank and the December robbery of a Valley Stream bank, police said.

John R. Graham, of 119-70 178th St., Jamaica, was charged with multiple counts of third-degree robbery, Nassau County police said.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in First District Court, Hempstead.


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Police said Graham entered the Capital One Bank on the 900 block of Front Street in Uniondale at 9:17 a.m. on Nov. 12 and gave a teller a note demanding cash. The teller complied, and the suspect left with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.

There were six employees and six customers in the bank at the time of the robbery; no one was injured, police said.

On Dec. 13, in Valley Stream, police said Graham entered the Capital One on North Central Avenue about 1 p.m. and gave the teller a note demanding cash. The robber fled with an undetermined amount of money.

Police said eight employees and one customer were in the bank at the time and no one was injured.

In separate news releases about Graham's arrest, police did not say how they connected the suspect to either robbery or where he was arrested Wednesday.

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