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Suffolk County Police Pursuit of 2 Bank Robbers Extends to Nassau County, Men Arrested

Suffolk County Police arrested two men after they robbed a Bay Shore bank and led police on a vehicle pursuit into Nassau County yesterday.

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(left) Murray Hawkins, 35, of Laurelton, and (right) Kevin Highland, 35, or Jamaica were arrested and charged with Robbery and Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer.

Photo by: SCPD.

Bay Shore, NY - January 14, 2016 - Suffolk County Police arrested two men after they robbed a Bay Shore bank and led police on a vehicle pursuit into Nassau County yesterday.

Murray Hawkins and Kevin Highland robbed Capital One, located at 1701 Sunrise Highway, at approximately 9 a.m. on January 13. The two fled the scene in a 2015 Ford Escape, driven by Highland, and were later observed by patrol officers in Wyandanch at approximately 9:15 a.m.

When officers attempted to pull over the vehicle, Highland failed to comply and led officers from Suffolk County, Nassau County and New York State Police on a pursuit that traveled northbound on Bagatelle Road to the Long Island Expressway to northbound Route 135 where Highland exited onto Jericho Turnpike and crashed into a Nassau County police vehicle at approximately 9:30 a.m.

Hawkins and Highland were both charged with Robbery 1st Degree for the robbery at the Capital One in Bay Shore. Highland was also charged with Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer and Robbery 1st Degree for robbing Capital One, located at 8 Little East Neck Road in Babylon, on December 29.

Hawkins, 35, of Laurelton, and Highland, 35, of Jamaica, will be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.

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