Three people have been arrested after Suffolk police said they robbed three banks in the last eight days.
The bank robberies started Oct. 2 and were carried out in Setauket, Nesconset and Kings Park. Police said on Friday a man entered the Bank of America at 1209 St. Johnland Rd. in Kings Park about 12:25 p.m. and demanded cash from a teller. The teller complied, and he fled the bank in a waiting vehicle with two women inside.
Police said witnesses to the robbery followed the vehicle and were able to provide police with a description and license plate number. Area patrol units were notified, and the vehicle was soon stopped and the three suspects arrested.
Police said an investigation by Suffolk's Pattern Crime Unit revealed the suspects were responsible for robbing a Chase Bank in Setauket on Oct. 2 and a Capital One Bank in Nesconset on Oct. 7.
The suspects -- identified as Robert Oliver, 40, of Mt. Sinai; his ex-wife, Patricia Oliver, 36, of Selden; and Alysa Moran, 25, of Selden -- were charged with third-degree robbery. Moran and Patricia Oliver are being held overnight at the Fourth Precinct, and Robert Oliver is being held in the Sixth Precinct.
All three are scheduled to be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Central Islip.
Police said the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about any of the robberies is asked to make an anonymous call to the Pattern Crime Unit at 631-852-6726.