Reward offered for information on Mineola bank robber

Nassau County Crime Stoppers are offering an up-to-$5,000 reward for information on the armed robbery of a Mineola bank last month.

Police said that a man wielding a black handgun entered the Bethpage Federal Credit Union in Mineola and demanded money from two tellers. He put the money in a bag before fleeing west on Jericho Turnpike, police said.

Five employees and four customers were present at the time of the robbery, but no injuries were reported, according to police.  

Detectives described the suspect as a 20 to 30-year-old black male between 6-foot and 6-foot-2-inches tall and said he was wearing a grey jacket, a black hooded sweatshirt, a black mask and dark pants.

Police ask that anyone with information pertaining to the crime to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

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