Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 12:45 p.m.
Suffolk County Police Major Case detectives are investigating a bank robbery that occurred today at a TD Bank branch in Smithtown. A man entered the bank, located at 714 Smithtown Bypass, and passed a note to a bank teller announcing a robbery. The man fled with an undisclosed amount of cash toward the rear of the bank at 12:45 p.m.
A dye pack was concealed within the cash and it exploded soon after the suspect left the bank. The suspect then dropped the cash and fled the scene. He was last seen on foot heading toward the rear of Famous Dave’s Restaurant located next to the bank.
The man was described as black, 30-40 years old and 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall. He was wearing a dark shirt and blue jeans, a fishermen-style hat and glasses.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.