The robbery occurred at 12:40 p.m. on Sept. 17 at the Capital One Bank branch located at 64 Main St. in Stony Brook.
Police said an unidentified white male entered the branch, approached a teller and demanded cash. The bank employee reportedly complied with the demand and passed over an unspecified amount of cash from their drawer. The robber then fled from the scene on foot.
Detectives described the man as being between 5-feet 8-inches to 5-feet 10-inches tall, between 35 and 45 years old, with a medium build and balding hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt.
The Tuesday robbery follow a similar incident at a bank in Port Jefferson last week. During the robbery at a Chase Bank branch on Sept. 12, a man with a similar description approached a teller and threatened to “harm someone” if he did not receive money. Police did not say if the two cases are linked and it was unclear if detectives are investigating a possible connection.
Anyone with information about these robberies is urged to call Suffolk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.