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Two bank robberies, one in Dutchess, one in Nassau

POUGHKEEPSIE/ROCKVILLE CENTER  – Police are investigating an armed robbery of the Shell Gas Station Mart at 190 Innis Avenue in the Town of Poughkeepsie early Friday morning, January 10.

A man entered the store armed with a handgun and demanded money from the clerk, who complied. The suspect fled with an undetermined amount of cash and merchandise. There were no injuries reported.

Town Police are investigating to determine if the same man held up a Stewart’s Shoppe at 6 Manchester Circle off Route 55 n Wednesday, January 8.

The suspect in the latest robbery was described as being white, about five feet, 10 inches tall, thin build and 20 to 30 years old.  He was wearing a black zippered hooded sweatshirt or jacket, dark colored pants and boots. He had his face covered with a blue and white bandanna and was wearing sun glasses.

State Police, the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office and Poughkeepsie City Police are assisting in the investigation.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Detective Division at 845-485-3670, or their local police department.

In an unrelated incident, Nassau County police are investigating a bank Robbery that occurred on Friday, January 10, at 2:15 PM in Rockville Centre.

An unknown male subject entered the TD Bank located at 290 Merrick Road and presented a demand note to a teller. After obtaining an undetermined amount of US currency, the subject fled on foot eastbound on the north side of Merrick Road.  The subject is described as a male black, 55-60 years of age, 5’10”, wearing a dark baseball cap, dark hooded jacket, a scarf and jeans.  

There were 7 employees and 1 customer present at the time of the robbery.  There were no reported injuries.  

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