Suffolk police said they have arrested a Brentwood man Tuesday and charged him with robbing a Hauppauge branch of Bank of America.

Nicholas Arettines, 31, of 32 Doolittle St., was charged with third-degree robbery and was being held at the Fourth Precinct overnight. He is due to be arraigned Wednesday in First District Court in Central Islip.

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Police said Arettines entered the Bank of America at 190 Motor Pkwy. about 4 p.m. Tuesday and gave a teller a note demanding cash. The teller complied and Arettines left the bank, police said, adding that he may have had a vehicle waiting for him.

Officers responded to the scene and determined that Arettines had fled to the vicinity of Brentwood State Park, where he was arrested shortly before 5 p.m.