Man charged in knife-point bank robbery

Gary Warren, 24, of Uniondale, brandishing a large Gary Warren, 24, of Uniondale, brandishing a large kitchen knife, robbed a Hempstead bank Friday evening, July 25, 2014, and then threatened police with the weapon before surrendering, Nassau authorities said. Photo Credit: NCPD

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A Uniondale man, brandishing a large kitchen knife, robbed a Hempstead bank Friday evening and then threatened police with the weapon before surrendering, Nassau authorities said.

Gary Warren, 24, of Park Place, entered the TD Bank at 252 Peninsula Blvd. shortly after 7 p.m., showed the knife and demanded cash from a teller, police said.

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After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, Warren fled the bank on foot, police said.

None of the four employees and five customers in the bank at the time of the robbery were injured, police said.

Hempstead police found Warren on Greenwich Street near Kennedy Park. When officers approached, he brandished the knife and walked toward police, authorities said.

Warren was eventually arrested, and the proceeds of the robbery were recovered, police said.

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Warren was charged with first-degree robbery, menacing a police officer and possession of a dangerous weapon. He was scheduled to be arraigned Saturday in First District Court in Hempstead.

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