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Cops probe gunpoint bank heist in Baldwin

A suspect allegedly robs a bank on Atlantic

A suspect allegedly robs a bank on Atlantic Avenue in Baldwin. (Oct. 29, 2013) Photo Credit: Nassau County Police

A bearded gunman wearing mismatched gloves, sunglasses and a knit cap robbed the Bank of America in Baldwin Tuesday afternoon, an incident caught on surveillance tape, Nassau police said as they asked for the public's help.

The man, who appears to be in his 30s, pulled out a small, silver handgun and a yellow tote bag at the counter at about 12:52 p.m. in the Atlantic Avenue branch, according to bank footage released by police. As the bag was being filled, he pointed his gun several times toward the teller, then looked around before running out, the footage showed.

The suspect left with an undetermined amount of money through the front door and headed west on Atlantic, then south on Grand Avenue, police said.

None of the five workers and one customer in the bank at the time was injured, police said.

Police described the suspect as in his 30s, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall with a thin build, wearing a blue knit cap, dark-colored jacket, sunglasses, plaid scarf and gloves. He had a dirty white glove on his right hand and a dark one on his left.

Anyone with information may can call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS.


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