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Suffolk police: Banks in East Northport, Patchogue robbed

Suffolk police are investigating two bank robberies involving separate suspects Thursday.

Police said a man entered a Capital One Bank at 291 Clay Pitts Rd. in East Northport about 1:50 p.m. and presented a teller with a note demanding cash. After the teller complied, the man fled west through the parking lot.

He was described as about 5-foot-9, in his early 60s, with a thin build and wearing a knit cap, blue jeans and a black and white jacket, police said.

In Patchogue, police said a man entered a Chase Bank at 472 Medford Ave. at 3:26 p.m. and presented a bank teller with a note demanding money. The teller complied, and the suspect fled the bank in an unknown direction on foot, police said.

The suspect was described as being between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10, in his mid-20s, with a thin build, and wearing a knit cap and red sweatshirt.

The investigation is ongoing, but a police spokeswoman said there is no reason to believe the robberies are related.

No injuries were reported in either case.

Anyone with information about either robbery can call Crime Stoppers at 800-220-8477.

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