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WOODBURY/2 arrests in Roslyn Savings Bank robbery

Two Suffolk men -- one a teller -- face charges of grand larceny and conspiracy in a Woodbury bank robbery Monday afternoon, Nassau County Robbery Squad detectives said.

Detectives responded to a call for a robbery at Roslyn Savings Bank, 8081 Jericho Tpke., after a man passed a teller a note demanding cash and left with an undisclosed amount of money, according to police.

After an investigation, detectives determined that the bank teller, Brian Bolivar, 20, of 30 12th Ave., Huntington Station, and the suspect, Nikko Carlson, 20, of 8 Todd Ct., Huntington, had worked together to plan and commit the robbery, police said.

Both were arrested Monday, police said, and the money from the robbery was recovered. Bolivar and Carlson are charged with grand larceny and conspiracy and were arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead.

-- Gary Dymski

ROOSEVELT/Pair sought in gas station carjacking

First Squad detectives were looking for two men who carjacked and robbed a man at gunpoint Tuesday in the parking lot of a Roosevelt gas station, Nassau County police said.

The man, 35, was sitting in his 2001 BMW in the parking lot of the BP Gas Station at 533 Nassau Rd. at about 12:50 a.m. when two men approached his car, police said.

The man who approached the driver's side asked for directions before showing a black handgun and ordering the driver out of the car. The second man stood behind the car as the man with the gun demanded money from the victim, police said.

After taking an undisclosed amount of cash, the armed man got into the BMW and drove off, police said. The other suspect also drove off in a car, following the victim's BMW.

No injuries were reported, police said. Police said those with information can call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477.

-- Gary Dymski

FARMINGVILLE/3 face charges in planned home burglary

Three men face charges after police said two of them planned to invade the home of the third suspect, a reputed heroin dealer, officials said yesterday.

Joshua A. Whitfield, 26, of Huntington, and Seyquan Patron, 24, of Mastic Beach, face attempted burglary and weapons charges and are being held in the Suffolk County jail with cash bail set at $100,000, or $200,000 bond, officials said. Police suspect Patron is a member of the Bloods street gang.

They said the two planned to rob Lonnie Walker, 29, of Farmingville, who is charged with fourth-degree possession of a controlled substance.

Police said they captured video surveillance of Whitfield and Patron buying gloves in preparation for the robbery and also have footage of them on their way to rob Walker of drugs and cash at Walker's home at 117 Horizon View Dr. in Farmingville.

-- Tania Lopez

PLAINVIEW/Copiague man charged in home burglary

A Copiague man faces burglary charges after, authorities said, he climbed through an unlocked window to steal jewelry and cash from a Plainview home, Nassau County police said Tuesday.

Dyron Elliot, of 465 45th St., entered a Barnum Avenue home early July 25 by climbing through a side window, police said. Elliot took jewelry and a jar of coins from a bedroom, police said.

He was arrested Monday on Barnum Avenue in Plainview, police said.

Elliot is charged with burglary and was scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead, police said.

-- Gary Dymski

COMMACK/Suspect sought in auto parts theft

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is looking for a man who stole items from a Commack auto parts store in October, police said Tuesday.

On Oct. 14 at about 8 p.m., a man entered the Pep Boys store at 6350 Jericho Tpke. and took several items without paying, Second Precinct police said.

Police did not say exactly what was taken or provide the overall value of the items.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 800-220-8477. All calls will remain confidential.

-- Gary Dymski

WEST HEMPSTEAD/Roslyn Savings Bank robber sought

The Nassau County Robbery Squad is searching for a man who robbed a West Hempstead bank Monday, police said.

Detectives said a man entered the Roslyn Savings Bank at 50 Hempstead Tpke. about 12:55 p.m. and gave a note demanding cash to the teller.

After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the man fled on foot, police said.

No injuries were reported.

Police said the man wore a black hooded sweatshirt and a baseball cap.

Police said those with information can call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477.

-- Gary Dymski

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