The Major Case Bureau reports the arrest of a Smithtown man for a Robbery that occurred on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 8:46 am in Bethpage.
According to Robbery Squad Detectives, Philip Ferrito, 40, of 25 Estate Road entered the TD Bank located at 145 Stewart Avenue. He approached the teller and passed a note demanding money. The teller complied and Ferrito received an undetermined amount of currency before fleeing to his vehicle nearby. There were 3 employees and no customers inside the bank during this incident.
No injuries were reported.
After a subsequent investigation, Ferrito was located and placed into custody. The investigation further revealed that the defendant’s three-year-old child was present in a rear car seat of his vehicle during the robbery.
Defendant Philip Ferrito is charged with Robbery 3rd degree and Endangering the Welfare of a child. He will be arraigned on Thursday, October 7, 2021 in First District Court, Hempstead.
Details by: Det. Throo/Robbery Squad 10/07/21/0200/8834