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Mastic Man Arrested for Bank Robbery Pattern

The arrested occurred between Winters Drive and Kameo Drive Mastic on Friday, March 27.

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Mastic, NY - March 8, 2014 - Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for robbing three banks and attempting to rob another in Mastic, Center Moriches, and Patchogue over an eight day span.
 
Utilizing video surveillance as well as tips, Pattern Crime Unit detectives identified the suspect as John Harvey.  Harvey was arrested with the assistance of 7th Pct. Crime Section and Cope Units at the corner of Winters Drive and Kameo Drive in Mastic without incident at 3:24 p.m.
 
Investigations by Pattern Crime Unit detectives revealed that Harvey was responsible for the following:
 
  • Robbing a Capitol One Bank in Mastic on February 27
  • Attempting to rob a HSBC in Mastic on March 3
  • Robbing a Chase Bank in Center Moriches on March 3
  • Robbing a Chase Bank in Patchogue on March 6
Harvey, 21, of 22 Applegate Dr., Mastic, was charged with three counts of Robbery 3rd Degree and one count of attempted Robbery 3rd Degree and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip March 8.
 
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.