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Cops: Second suspect apprehended in Mineola bank robbery

Lee Harrison, 40, of Amityville, is charged with second-degree robbery.
Photo Credit: Nassau County Police Dept.

Just as an Amityville man – charged in connection with a robbery at a Mineola bank – was about to face a judge on Wednesday, Nassau County detectives were swooping in to arrest his allege accomplice, authorities said April 9.

Lee Harrison, 40, also of Amityville, was arrested and charged Wednesday with second-degree robbery in connection with the Monday afternoon robbery of a TD Bank branch on Jericho Turnpike in Mineola.

Police said Harrison entered the bank around 2:15 p.m. and approached a teller with a note demanding money. He also allegedly made “verbal demands for cash” until the bank worker passed him an unspecified amount of money. According to detectives, he then fled the bank, hopping into the car an accomplice was driving, and the two took off.

As reported, police arrested 60-year-old Nathaniel Kelly on Tuesday, after cops said he acted as the getaway driver in the stickup and allegedly drove Harrison to and from the bank. Kelly, who was also charged with second-degree robbery, was arraigned Wednesday at Nassau First District Court in Hempstead and was ordered held on $15,000 bail.

Harrison, cops said, was arrested Wednesday on Route 110 in Amityville. He is being held overnight in police custody and is expected to face a judge for arraignment on Thursday.

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