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Bank-robbing twins released from Suffolk jail

Twins Daniel, left, and Cory Amarosa, 21, outside

Twins Daniel, left, and Cory Amarosa, 21, outside their mother's home in Coram after being released from jail. The twins walked out of the Suffolk County jail in Riverhead on Wednesday into their waiting mother's arms. (Sept. 26, 2012) Credit: James Carbone

The bank-robbing twins of Coram did the crime. Now they've done the time.

Daniel and Cory Amarosa, 21, who gained notoriety for getting caught after sloppily robbing a couple of banks in Centereach in June, walked out of Suffolk County jails Wednesday.

"I'm happy that they're home," said Deena Amarosa, who greeted the identical twins with open arms at her home. "They're off the drugs. Everything is good."

Cory Amarosa, who walked out of jail in Riverhead shortly after his brother was released in Yaphank, said he was glad to be free.

"I take this as a learning experience," he said. "I don't want to ever come back here. I want to straighten my life out, have a successful future."

When they were sentenced, Daniel Amarosa apologized for "any stress or pain I caused any of the victims" and said he would seek drug counseling.

Both men will be on probation for five years. They were sentenced to six months in jail last month and as is the norm in sentences of less than a year, they were released after serving two-thirds of that, including time served since their arrest.

Police and defense attorneys said the twins robbed the two banks to pay off Daniel Amarosa's heroin dealer.

In the first robbery, of a People's United branch, authorities said the twins were surprised by an exploding red dye pack included with the $1,460 they took.

Daniel Amarosa also was delayed getting away because he was pushing the front door until he realized he had to pull it open, a teller told police.

After the second robbery, at a Chase branch, Cory Amarosa drove off in the getaway car and left his brother when he correctly worried that he'd been spotted. Daniel Amarosa was arrested wearing a hooded sweatshirt and women's clothing.


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