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Suffolk police charge Centereach man with robbing bank

Joseph DiSclafani, 48, of Centereach, was arrested on

Joseph DiSclafani, 48, of Centereach, was arrested on Aug. 5, 2015, and charged with robbing a People's United Bank branch on Middle Country Road in Centereach on June 26, police said. Credit: SCPD

Suffolk police on Wednesday arrested a man they said was wanted for a bank robbery in Centereach in June.

Pattern Crime Unit detectives arrested Joseph DiSclafani, 48, of Centereach, charging him with robbing a People's United Bank branch office at 1919 Middle Country Rd. on June 26.

DiSclafani is scheduled to be arraigned on a charge of third-degree robbery in First District Court in Central Islip on Thursday, police said.

His attorney could not be reached for comment.

Police said DiSclafani walked into the branch at about 11:30 a.m., handed the teller a demand note and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

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