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Police: North Babylon man arrested in May bank robbery

A North Babylon man was arrested Tuesday, charged with robbing a Holbrook bank in May -- acting in concert, police said, with a Holbrook man previously arrested in that and eight other robberies.

Robert Wiegand, 46, was arrested by Suffolk County police Pattern Crime Unit detectives, charged with robbing a Chase Bank branch on May 22.

Last Friday, police had arrested Troy Brinkhuis, 46, of Holbrook, charging him with robbing the Chase branch at 991 Main St. -- as well as with robbing eight other banks in Suffolk.

Brinkhuis had been arrested following a robbery July 2 at a Capital One Bank in North Babylon, during which, police said he told the teller: "I'm sorry I have to do this to you. This will be the last time I'm doing this. I'm sorry. I'm sorry." He pleaded not guilty to the charges and was ordered held on $25,000 for each of the nine counts.

Police said the investigation into the robberies charged to Brinkhuis led to the arrest of Wiegand, who they said acted "in concert" with Brinkhuis during the robbery on May 22.

Wiegand is charged with third-degree robbery and second-degree criminal contempt, that after police learned he was in violation of an order of protection when he was arrested.

Wiegand faces arraignment in First District Court in Central Islip on Wednesday.

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