Wanted: Bank robbery; store shoplifting

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Nassau County Crime Stoppers and Police Robbery Squad are looking for a man wanted in connection with a bank robbery in East Garden City.

Police say that at 2:45 p.m. on Jan. 22 the male suspect, carrying a bag, entered Citibank at 600 Old Country Rd. He approached a teller, passed a note and made verbal demands. He also displayed an apparent black handgun which was concealed in the bag. He then took money from the teller, placed it in the bag and left the bank on foot. He is described as in his mid-40s, 5-foot-8 and of average build. He was wearing a black baseball cap, sunglasses, a blue jacket, black pants and a tan sweater.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at its toll-free and confidential hotline: 800-244-TIPS (8477), Crime Stoppers Unit Case No. 20-13. Crime Stoppers offers up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest.

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Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Third Precinct Crime Section officers are looking for a man in connection with the theft of merchandise from a store in Central Islip.

Police say that at 9 a.m. on Jan. 12, a man entered the Target at 160 North Research Place, and stole a Sonos Play:5 home music system from the store.

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.

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