Detectives from the Nassau County Police Department announced the arrest of a suspect believed to be responsible for the armed robbery that occured at the Bank of America Financial Center located at 10 Middle Neck Rd on Monday, Dec. 9.
Great Neck resident Raymond Young, 76, was arrested in connection with the robbery on Monday, Dec. 16. He was arraigned and charged with first degree robbery and first degree criminal use of a firearm, both felonies. If convicted, he faces a minimum of 10 years in prison. Young also has court cases pending in both Nassau and Suffolk counties for charges of criminal possession of both marjuana and cocaine.
Security cameras captured video of a man clad in a black mask and black jacket who made his way to one of the tellers and, after threatening them with a raised pistol, made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, initially heading down Cutter Mill Road. Police swarmed the scene soon after, but were unable to apprehend a suspect. Nobody was injured in the incident.
The police statement on the matter described the man as around six feet tall and 200 pounds, with a dark complexion and a blue shirt in addition to his black jacket and ski mask. Footage from the bank’s security cameras was also released to aid in the robber’s apprehension.
A reporter for the Great Neck Record visited the bank following the robbery. Its employees were unable to comment on the matter, citing corporate policy, but there was extensive renovation work being done to the vestibule at the bank’s front entrance, where a security guard was present. Bank of America communications officials similarly offered no comment on either the robbery or whether there would be any revisions to the bank’s security procedures in response to the incident.
Anybody with information related to the crime is asked to call or text Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-8477. Callers will remain anonymous, and information that leads to an arrest is eligible to receive a reward of up to $5,000.