Man robs Oceanside bank, flees in taxi, cops say

Nassau police are looking for a man who Nassau police are looking for a man who robbed the Astoria Federal Savings Bank in Oceanside on Friday, June 6, 2014. The suspect, seen in surveillance video, is described by police as balding with blond hair, a mustache and glasses. Photo Credit: SCPD

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Nassau police are looking for a man who robbed an Oceanside bank and then fled in a taxi driven by an unknowing cabbie on Friday afternoon.

Police said a balding man with blond hair, a mustache and glasses walked into the Astoria Federal Savings Bank at 3535 Long Beach Rd. about 1:20 p.m. and handed a female teller a note demanding cash.

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The suspect left the bank with an unknown amount of money and got into a waiting taxi, which dropped him off at Clive Street, police said. The driver was apparently unaware of the bank robbery.

The robber was also described as being between 35 and 40 years old, about 5-foot-7, wearing a black T-shirt with white writing, blue jeans and sneakers.

There were 13 employees and two customers in the bank at the time of the robbery, police said, and no injuries were reported.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All calls will remain anonymous.

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