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POLICE SEEK BANK ROBBER
Nassau County police are searching for the man who allegedly robbed a Chase bank in Bethpage on Wednesday, July 2. The suspect, pictured above, entered the bank branch at 4276 Hempstead Tpke. around 11:40 a.m., approached a teller and verbally demanded cash while he presented a demand note, police said.
After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, he fled the scene, entering a waiting two-tone brown sport utility vehicle. Authorities say the suspect is in his late 30s, about 5-feet, 9-inches tall and 170 pounds. He was wearing a blue button-down long sleeve shirt, dark jeans and a brown baseball cap that had the words "Barack Obama" and a photo of the president.
Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest. Call 800-244-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT
For the latest on the rails and the roads, head to http://nwsdy.li/1dqgp7L.
Tuesday will be overcast with an 80 percent chain of thunderstorms and rain showers, especially later in the day. The high should hit 82 degrees with a low of 70 in the evening.
Since some of the storms could be severe, the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Long Island. For most of Suffolk County, the watch runs until Wednesday afternoon; for Nassau, the watch runs through Wednesday morning.
CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS. The Huntington Town Board will hold a public hearing at 2 p.m. Tuesday on a revised proposal to require carbon monoxide detectors at places of public assembly. The board may also act on the measure at the meeting, which is at Town Hall, 100 Main St. Look for Deborah Morris’ coverage at newsday.com.
SUFFOLK AREA CODE HEARING: With assignable phone numbers carrying the 631 area code projected to be depleted by early 2016, the state Public Service Commission is planning four public statement hearings on the matter on Tuesday and Wednesday in Suffolk County.
OLD POLES. The North Hempstead Town Board will meet Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. to consider a law requiring public utility companies to remove any decommissioned utility poles from town roadways. The meeting will be at Town Hall, 220 Plandome Rd. Follow reporter Scott Eidler’s Twitter updates: @EidzTowns.