Failed bank robbery in Westbury: Police

Failed bank robbery in Westbury: Police
Westbury's Bank of America. A man who failed to rob the bank on Wednesday afternoon is still on the run, according to police. (Photo courtesy of Google Maps)

A man who unsuccessfully attempted to rob a Westbury bank on Wednesday afternoon remains on the run, police said.

At 2:29 p.m., an unknown male suspect entered the Bank of America at 248 Post Ave. and approached the teller, police said. The subject threatened her with a weapon and presented a handwritten note demanding cash.

The teller, 36, walked away from her station after reading the note and the suspect exited the bank through the back door, receiving no money. Once in the parking lot, the suspect escaped eastbound on Winthrop Street.

There were four bank personnel and several clients present at the time of the crime. There were no reported injuries. An investigation is ongoing.

Police described the suspect as a male Hispanic, approximately 5’8″, average build, light brown complexion and brown eyes.

They said he was wearing a grey zippered sweatshirt with a hood over a black sweater, a black baseball cap with a design on the front, a black cloth mask and black-colored winter gloves.

Officials ask anyone with information on the incident to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.


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