Long Island serial bank robber strikes twice, linked to 6 others

WESTBURY, Nassau County (WABC) -- Police on Long Island are searching for a serial bank robber who struck twice on Tuesday and has been linked to at least six other incidents.

Authorities say the suspect attempted to rob a Bank of America on Post Avenue in Westbury around 3 p.m., and then struck again at a Chase Bank on Linden Boulevard in Elmont less than two hours later.

In the first incident, he reportedly handed the teller a note demanding money but left the bank without any proceeds. He made off with an undisclosed amount of cash in the second incident, according to police.

He has been linked to six prior robberies at banks in Elmont on November 7 and June 5 and at banks in Hempstead on July 3, August 22, September 7 and October 7.

He is described as a black male in his late 20s or early 30s, approximately 6 feet tall, and unshaven. He has worn baseball caps, dark sunglasses and dark-colored hooded sweatshirts.

Detectives request anyone with information contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
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