Wanted: Bank robbery; stolen credit cards
Police say that at 5:25 p.m. on Jan. 25, a male suspect entered the Capital One Bank at 422 Hillside Ave. and gave the teller a handwritten note demanding money and threatening the use of a gun. After the teller complied, the suspect fled the bank headed toward Hillside Avenue. He is described as in his late 20s or early 30s, 5-foot-9 , between 145 lbs. and 160 lbs. He had a thin build, was clean shaven. He wore a black baseball cap, black plastic frame sunglasses, a black canvas-type waist-length jacket with hood, gloves and blue jeans.
Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at its toll-free and confidential hotline: 800-244-TIPS (8477), Crime Stoppers Unit Case No. 30-13. Crime Stoppers offers up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest.
Police say that on Jan. 1, a victim reported that her purse, which contained credit cards, had been stolen from her vehicle while it was parked in Port Jefferson Station. She reported the incident to her bank and later learned that her credit card had been used to make several unauthorized purchases at different locations.
Surveillance video from a Mobil gas station at 403 Route 25A in Mount Sinai shows a man and woman allegedly using the stolen credit cards to purchase items. Both appear to be in their 20s and the male suspect was seen wearing a distinctive hat.
Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS (8477). All calls will be kept confidential.