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Jun 30, 2015 12:48 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Police Still Searching For Hampton Bays Bank Robbery Suspect

Southampton Town Police are investigating a reported robbery in Hampton Bays. Amanda Bernocco
Jun 30, 2015 2:45 PM

Authorities are still searching for a woman who stole an undisclosed amount of money from a Hampton Bays bank last week.

A woman—described by Southampton Town Police as black, roughly 5 feet tall, stocky, and between the ages of 30 and 40—walked into the Chase Bank on Montauk Highway at around 3:30 p.m. on Friday and handed one of the tellers a note demanding cash.

The teller handed over money, and the woman fled the scene on foot, authorities said. She was wearing a blue baseball hat, a blue shirt and sunglasses at the time of the robbery, and was last seen heading west on Montauk Highway, police said.

There were several customers in the bank at the time of the robbery, according to Town Police Detective Sergeant Lisa Costa.

Det. Sgt. Costa declined to say if the woman was carrying a weapon or how much money was stolen.

The robbery was initially reported at 3:33 p.m. Friday, according to Town Police Sergeant John Boden.

All four entrances to the bank were blocked by police cruisers and yellow tape shortly after the robbery was reported Friday.

Authorities are asking that anyone with information about this incident call Town Police detectives at (631) 702-2230, or report anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

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Another nail in Hampton Bays' coffin.
By HB90 (163), southampton on Jun 27, 15 1:40 PM
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Another gratuitously negative remark from Southampton.

There are thousands and thousands of bank robberies a year. Friday @ Chase was merely Hampton Bay's turn.
By PQ1 (167), hampton bays on Jun 28, 15 2:09 PM
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A stocky Black woman.Wow last time I'm going to that bank.Iim a white haired old man and when I go there they are all looking at me,from their bullet proof windows.any survalence picture available.
By watchdog1 (542), Southampton on Jun 27, 15 2:36 PM
So why isn't there a picture of this woman with the article? Did the bank not have cameras or is the STPD giving her a 2 week head start.
By bird (824), Southampton on Jun 29, 15 4:35 PM
because the "leaders" of the SHPD have no idea how to investigate a real crime. Chief "Andy" Pierce and his deputy Lt "Barney" Kiernan are a joke . One counting the days to retire, the other suing the town for millions so he can retire early.
By PoliticallyIncorrect (45), earth on Jun 30, 15 7:18 AM
I am told that to save money the bank used fake cameras-they were not really taking pictures.
By westhamptonboy (227), Westhampton on Jun 29, 15 6:36 PM
Where are the super-grainy surveillance photos?
By Lets go mets (377), Southampton on Jun 29, 15 10:22 PM
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people suck
By llimretaw (118), watermill on Jun 30, 15 11:33 PM
How about a picture so the community could assist in an identification?
By JohnTedesco (5), Hampton Bays, New York on Jul 2, 15 4:52 PM
only real police departments with competent leaders do things like that. The guy who ran down the nun is still laughing at them, as is this woman. They don't NEED any help!
By PoliticallyIncorrect (45), earth on Jul 3, 15 4:43 PM
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hamptons cop
laugh out loud

to protect and serve

they walk around like they are gods gift to earth around here

mostly knuckleheads that got picked on in high school
i know them
By llimretaw (118), watermill on Jul 8, 15 10:47 AM
....she merely made an undocumented withdrawal
Jul 4, 15 5:11 AM appended by loading...
(what one calls a bank heist in Hampton Bays)
By loading... (588), quiogue on Jul 4, 15 5:11 AM
leave her alone

shes not wrong for robbing a bank if she need money

this has the be the most economical so called "democracy" there has ever been

if you don't have anything, revolt, get some

good work lady

one and done would be my advice but i'm sure you don't have access to internet, iphone, all the rest of the bs we are all consumed with
By llimretaw (118), watermill on Jul 8, 15 10:45 AM
Dear Bank Robber, please share cash with me. LOL Just Kidding. Hope this woman gets caught !
By LovedHerTown (132), southampton on Jul 9, 15 2:14 PM
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