Rocky Point, NY - July 22nd, 2014 - Suffolk County Police have arrested a Rocky Point man for robbing two banks in three days.
A man entered Suffolk County National Bank, located at 2801 Route 112 in Medford, at approximately 2 p.m. yesterday and approached a teller with a note demanding cash. The teller complied with the robber’s demands and the man fled the scene with cash.
Sixth Precinct police officers, Highway Patrol officers and officers from Canine and Aviation Sections searched for the suspect, who was located a short time later, hiding under a tractor-trailer parked in the parking lot of Island 16 Cinema in Holtsville.
An investigation by Pattern Crime Unit detectives determined the suspect, Robert Edlund, 55, of Elm Road, Rocky Point, was also responsible for the robbery that occurred at Bridgehampton National Bank, located at 75 Route 25A in Rocky Point, on July 19.
Edlund was charged with two counts of Robbery 3rd Degree. Edlund was held overnight at the Sixth Precinct and will be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.
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