A man wearing a brown baseball cap with the image of President Barack Obama’s face on it is wanted for robbing a bank in Bethpage this week, Nassau County police said.

The suspect walked into the Chase Bank on Hempstead Turnpike and gave a note demanding cash to the teller before the robber fled  brown, two-tone SUV with an unknown amount of cash at 11:40 a.m.Wednesday, police said.

The suspect was described as a black man in his mid-40s, 5-feet, 9-inches tall with a medium build, black hair and was wearing a blue, button-down dress shirt.

Robbery Squad detectives request anyone with information regarding the above incident to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.


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Timothy Bolger is the Managing Editor for the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.