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Medford bank robbed Saturday morning

Suffolk County police detectives are investigating a bank robbery that occurred Saturday at the Astoria Federal Savings Bank branch in Medford.

About 10:15 a.m., a man entered the bank, at 2775 Rte. 112, and handed the teller a note demanding cash and threatening the use of a weapon, police said.

The teller complied, giving the robber cash from the drawer, police said, and the man fled the bank on foot.

The robber was described as a man in his 30s with a heavy build and about 5-foot-10 with a goatee. He was wearing a black baseball cap with safety goggles on top, a black long-sleeve shirt and a white glove with a red palm on his right hand, police said.

Anyone with information on the bank robbery is asked to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 800-220-TIPS.

All calls will remain confidential.

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