A Rocky Point man is facing a robbery charge after Suffolk County police said he robbed a bank in Port Jefferson Station.
Authorities said Robert Van Helden, 32, went into the TD Bank branch on Nesconset Highway at about 6:30 p.m. Friday and demanded cash from a bank teller. The teller complied and Van Helden fled the bank, police said.
Police said they found and arrested Van Helden a short time later at a Home Depot store in Selden.
Van Helden has been charged with third-degree robbery. He was arraigned on Saturday at First District Court in Central Islip. Van Helden was ordered held on $100,000 bond or $50,000 cash. His attorney could not immediately be reached.
With Mark Morales