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Police seek West Hempstead bank robber

Nassau County police say they want to question

Nassau County police say they want to question this man about a robbery early Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 11, 2015, in a Bank of America branch, at 60 Hempstead Ave. in West Hempstead. Police said he is about 5-foot-5 with a thin build. Photo Credit: NCPD

A man robbed a bank in West Hempstead Tuesday and ran off with the money, Nassau County police said.

He ordered a teller at the Bank of America branch to hand over the cash, then ran out of the bank eastward on Hempstead Avenue, police said.

The four employees in the bank were not hurt, and no customers were present at the time, police said.

The robber who was unshaven and wore a tan shirt appeared to be in his 30s. He is about 5-feet-5 with a thin build, police said.

Detectives ask anyone with information to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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