The Major Case Bureau reports the details of two Bank Robberies which occurred on Tuesday, August 04, 2015 in Rockville Centre and Oceanside.
According to Robbery Squad detectives, at 1:21 P.M a male Hispanic in his mid to late twenties, approximately 5’ 5” tall with a thin build wearing sunglasses, a white t-shirt, black jeans and black and white sneakers carrying a black drawstring bag entered the Citibank located at 297 Merrick Road. He presented a teller with a demand note at which time the teller complied giving him an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction. There were 9 employees and 1 customer in the bank at the time of the incident. No injuries are reported.
At 1:40 P.M. the same man entered the Roslyn Savings Bank located at 3140 Long Beach Road in Oceanside and presented the teller a demand note. The teller complied giving the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction. There were 6 employees and 1 customer in the bank at the time of the incident. No injuries were reported.
Detectives ask anyone with information about this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
*** UPDATE ***
The Major Case Bureau reports the arrest of Elvi Rodriguez, 32, of 460 Rockaway Avenue, Valley Stream in connection with the above Bank Robberies.
A subsequent investigation led detectives to Rodriguez, who, on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 4:13 pm, was found to be occupying a stolen 2009 Suzuki SX4 outside of an Arlyn Dr. E., Massapequa home. During the arrest Rodriguez resisted but was eventually placed into custody. In his possession were 3 white pills identified as Zolpidem.
Rodriguez is charged with two (2) counts of Robbery 3rd Degree, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 3rd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree and Resisting Arrest. He will be arraigned in First District Court, Hempstead on 08/09/2015.