Smithtown, NY - October 11th, 2014 - Suffolk County Police today arrested three people for robbing three banks over the past eight days.
A man entered Bank of America, located at 1209 St. Johnland Road, Kings Park, at approximately 12:25 p.m. and demanded cash from a teller. The teller complied with his demands and the man fled the bank to an awaiting vehicle with two female occupants. Witnesses in the area followed the vehicle and were able to provide a description of the vehicle and a license plate number to arriving police officers. A notification was made to area patrol units and shortly thereafter the suspect vehicle was stopped at 190 Middle Country Road, Smithtown, and a man and two women were placed in custody by officers at approximately 12:40 p.m.
Further investigation by Pattern Crime Unit detectives revealed that the suspects were responsible for robbing the Chase Bank, located at 1395 Rt. 25A, Setauket, on October 2, and the Capital One Bank, located at 250 Smithtown Blvd., Nesconset, on October 7.
Robert Oliver, 40, of Mt. Sinai, Alysa Moran, 25, of Selden, and Patricia Oliver, 36, of Selden, were charged with Robbery 3rd Degree. Moran and Patricia Oliver will be held overnight at the Fourth Precinct. Robert Oliver, will be held overnight at the Sixth Precinct. All three are scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on October 11. Robert and Patricia Oliver are divorced.
The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on any of these incidents to call the Pattern Crime Unit at 631-852-6726.
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