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Police: Shirley bank robber caught on camera

Police say a man, described as a white

Police say a man, described as a white male in his late 30s to early 40s with brown hair and a mustache, robbed a TD Bank branch in Shirley Thursday. Credit: SCPD

The only thing he didn't do was smile for the camera.

But though a bank robber made off with some cash Thursday after handing the teller at a TD Bank a demand note threatening violence, he left behind evidence: an almost crystal-clear picture on the bank's surveillance camera, police said.

>>PHOTOS: Click here to see the surveillance camera photo in this case, and other recent LI alleged crimes

Suffolk County police are hoping someone recognizes the alleged bank robber - and calls Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential, police said.

The robbery was reported at 5:51 p.m. Thursday at the TD Bank branch on William Floyd Parkway in Shirley, police said. They said the robber handed over the demand note, got the cash and fled. He was last seen running west on Surrey Circle, police said.

But police released two photos showing the man they said is the robber in the bank - photographs time-stamped 5:46:14 p.m. and 5:46:54 p.m.

Both photos show a clear image of the man, who is wearing sunglasses, a tan jacket, green scarf and dark gloves.

Police said Major Case Investigations Unit detectives are investigating the case. They said they are hopeful that the quality of the photos will help them quickly identify the robber - and will help solve the crime soon.

>>PHOTOS: Click here to see the surveillance camera photo from this and other recent LI alleged crimes

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