Police seek robber of Wantagh bank

Nassau police are looking for a man suspected of robbing a Wantagh bank late Thursday morning.

Police said a man, described as between 40 and 50 years old and 5 feet, 7 inches tall with a thin build, entered the Astoria Bank at 1149 Wantagh Ave. at 11:18 a.m. and gave a female teller a note demanding money.

The suspect was given an unknown amount of cash and then fled on foot, police said. No injuries were reported.


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The suspect was described as being bald with an unshaven face, clear glasses and wearing a red and white short-sleeved shirt, blue jeans and blue sneakers.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All calls will remain anonymous.

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