Cops seek suspect in Riverhead bank damage

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and the Riverhead Police

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and the Riverhead Police Department are seeking the public's help to identify and locate the person who tried to pry open the night deposit box at a local bank in Riverhead. (Aug. 18, 2012) (Credit: SCPD)

Riverhead police on Tuesday asked the public's help identifying the person who they said damaged a bank's night-deposit box last month while trying to pry it open with a crowbar.

The person wore what appeared to be a ski hat, a bandanna over the face, a long-sleeved shirt and gloves. Surveillance photos show a person, who police said entered the rear parking lot of a Suffolk County National Bank branch on Ostrander Avenue in Riverhead at about 11:15 p.m. Aug. 18, a Saturday.

"The subject approached the night time deposit box and, using a crow bar, tried to pry it open. The box, which was valued at approximately $8,000, was damaged during this incident," the police said in an alert issued by Crime Stoppers of Suffolk County.

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to make a confidential call to 800-220-TIPS.

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