Man Arrested for Robbing North Babylon Bank

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for robbing a North Babylon bank this afternoon.

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North Babylon, NY - March 2, 2015 - Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for robbing a North Babylon bank this afternoon.

A man entered the TD Bank, located at 1361 Deer Park Ave., approached a teller and presented a note demanding cash. The teller complied with the demand and the suspect fled the bank in a taxi cab at approximately 1:15 p.m.

A notification was broadcast describing the cab and First Precinct police officers located the taxi cab on Weeks Road in North Babylon. The officers arrested Brian Blackford, 41, of Kings Park.

Pattern Crime Unit detectives charged Blackford with Robbery 3rd Degree.  He will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on March 2.

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