Cops seek suspect in East Garden City bank robbery

The suspect in the robbery of a Citibank

The suspect in the robbery of a Citibank branch in East Garden City carried a bag in which he concealed a handgun used in the heist, Nassau County police said. (Jan. 23, 2013) Photo Credit: NCPD

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Nassau County Crime Stoppers and the Robbery Squad are looking for a suspect who robbed a Citibank at gunpoint Tuesday in East Garden City, police said.

Police on Wednesday released a photograph of the suspect taken from video surveillance at the bank at 600 Old Country Rd.

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The suspect, a man in his mid-40s wearing a black baseball cap and sunglasses, entered the bank at about 2:45 p.m. He was carrying a bag and handed a teller a note demanding cash, police said.

The suspect also showed a black handgun, which had been concealed in the bag, police said.

After getting an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect put it in the bag and left the bank, police said.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477 or the Robbery Squad at 516-573-8044. All calls will be kept confidential.

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