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Police probe two Nassau bank robberies

Nassau County Police are investigating a pair of bank robberies that occurred about 40 minutes apart Thursday afternoon in Westbury and Valley Stream, said police, who added they did not appear to be connected.

No injuries were reported in either incident, though both suspects fled with "undetermined" amounts of cash, police said.

The first occurred when an unidentified female entered the TD Bank at 999 Old Country Rd. in Westbury at 1:36 p.m. and demanded money from a teller.

The suspect -- who was described as in her 40s, five feet five inches and wearing a puffy three-quarter-length coat, beige scarf and navy blue sweatpants -- obtained the cash and fled on foot westbound through the bank parking lot, police said.

There were seven employees and two customers at the bank during the robbery, police said.

The second incident occurred about 2:15 p.m. when a male entered the Roslyn Savings Bank at 74 North Central Ave. in Valley Stream and made a "verbal demand for money," police said.

The suspect got the cash and fled on foot eastbound on Stein Street, police said. Police described the suspect as 25 to 30 years old, about 5 feet, 11 inches tall and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black knit gloves, black scarf and green pants. Five employees and one customer were present at the time of the robbery, police said.

Police are asking anyone with information about either incident to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

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