Wanted: Bank robbery; theft at store

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Nassau County police and its Crime Stoppers department are looking for a man wanted in connection with a bank robbery in Rockville Centre.

Police say that at 11:50 a.m. on Dec. 7, a male suspect walked into the Community National Bank branch at 333 Merrick Rd., presented an envelope claiming it was a bomb, and demanded money. The suspect is described as being in his 50s, about 5-foot-10 to 6-feet tall, with a medium to stocky build and having dark hair with some gray. He was well-dressed, carrying an umbrella and wearing a charcoal/gray overcoat and dark pants.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at its toll-free and confidential hotline: 800-244-TIPS (8477), Crime Stoppers Unit Case No. 292-12. Crime Stoppers offers up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest.

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Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and the Fifth Precinct crime section are looking for two men wanted in connection with the theft of merchandise from a store in Bellport.

Police say that at 11:20 a.m. on Dec. 11, two male suspects entered Vanity Fair at 10 Farber Dr. and put jeans and T-shirts in a duffle bag, then fled the store without paying for the items. They were seen leaving in a maroon or dark red Nissan Murano.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000.00 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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