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UPDATED: West Islip Bank of America Robbed

Bank on Montauk Highway was robbed Tuesday morning.

The West Islip Bank of America was robbed Tuesday morning, according to police.

Police said a man entered the bank, located at 540 Montauk Highway, approached a teller and stated he had a gun and demanded cash. 

As the teller was preparing to give him the money, the man also demanded cash from a second teller, who also complied, police said. 

The suspect fled to a waiting cab and told the driver he had a gun and to take him to the Babylon train station. The cab driver dropped off the robber in the area of the train station, police said. 

MTA Police searched the Babylon station and three trains that the robber could have possibly boarded, but didn't turn up anything, Arena said. 

The robber is described as white, about 5-foot-10, between 50 and 60 years old, with a heavy build. He was wearing a dark jacket and a dark-colored knit hat at the time of the robbery. 

 Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. 


The robbery at the bank located at 540 Montauk Highway was reported at 9:52 a.m.

Police converged on the Babylon Long Island Rail Road station following a report that a cab had driven the bank robber to the station, according to MTA spokesman Sal Arena. 

MTA Police searched the Babylon station and three trains that the robber could have possibly boarded, but didn't turn up anything, Arena said. 

Several trains were delayed and one westbound train was canceled during the MTA Police investigation, Arena said. 
Kim Barnes January 14, 2014 at 11:30 AM
Holy Moses I was there at 9:00!!
Eddy January 14, 2014 at 01:43 PM
Wtf is going on in that town ?
Halford January 14, 2014 at 05:41 PM
there isn't any place that is 100% immune to crime....
Eddy January 14, 2014 at 06:30 PM
West ISLIP used to be close to immune
West Islip Resident January 15, 2014 at 07:43 AM
The more retail business that is allowed to enter an area. The more opportunity for the criminal element to begin operations in that area. Unfortunately, SCPD like any Police agency has become strictly a reactive investigative group and not in a position to prevent nor deter crime.
Mr Met January 15, 2014 at 08:09 AM
Maybe the County executive should consider replacing that disgrace of a police chief with someone else. Someone who is more concerned with crime then picking up crack heads . Someone who is capable of leading the fine men and women of the dept. instead of embarrassing them.

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