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Police: Man Robs Lake Ronkonkoma TD Bank, Caught a Half Hour Later

Ronkonkoma man charged with robbing the same bank twice.

The Lake Ronkonkoma TD Bank was robbed Tuesday afternoon, but the robber didn't make it very far, police said. 

Police said Daniel Charbonnier, 46, of Ronkonkoma, entered the bank, located at 474 Portion Road, at approximately 2:25 p.m. and demanded cash from a teller while indicating that he had a gun. 

The teller complied and Charbonnier then fled on foot westbound on Portion Road, police said. Witnesses in the area pointed out Charbonnier to responding officers who subsequently placed him into custody at approximately 3 p.m., police said. 

Several Sachem schools were on lockdown as police searched the area for the robber. 

Police said Charbonnier also robbed the same TD Bank on Jan. 21. 

Charbonnier is charged with two counts of third degree robbery and an outstanding vehicle and traffic warrant. He is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Wednesday. 

The Lake Ronkonkoma TD Bank has been a frequent target of robbers. A Deer Park man was charged in robbery at the bank last November and arrests were also made in robberies of the bank in 2012 and in 2010.


ARCH STANTON March 21, 2014 at 11:20 AM
TWO MORE BANK ROBBERS ARRESTED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON AFTER THEY HELD UP A CHASE BANK IN DEER PARK ONLY MINUTES BEFORE. BY MY COUNT, THAT IS 14 BANKS HELD UP IN NASSAU AND SUFFOLK IN THE PAST TWO MONTHS AND THIRTEEN OF THE CRIMINALS ARRESTED. GREAT JOB BY THE SCPD AND NCPD IN APPREHENDING THESE LOW LIFES AND GETTING THEM OFF THE STREETS BEFORE SOMEONE GETS INJURED.
ARCH STANTON March 21, 2014 at 12:36 PM
I HAD TO CHECK MY STATEMENT OF TAXES AFTER READING COMMENTS MADE ABOUT POLICE SALARIES ON L.I. BASED ON MY TAX BILL, I PAY $1,087 A YEAR TOWARD THE POLICE DEPT. THAT BREAKS DOWN TO $3.00 PER DAY. COMPARING THAT WITH MY SCHOOL TAXES WHICH ARE OVER $7,000 A YEAR, WHICH AMOUNTS TO APPROXIMATELY $20.00 A DAY. AS A TAXPAYER, THE COST OF $3.00 A DAY IS NOT EXORBITANT FOR POLICE SERVICES.
knee jerk March 21, 2014 at 01:08 PM
Arch: I got the Smithtown Messenger today and in it, Rob Trotta, newly elected County Legislator, said the new SOA contract is "simply unsustainable". Might I point out, he is newly retired from the Suffolk County Police Department and enjoying such "unsustainable benefits". He abstained from voting, citing concerns about binding arbitration had the contract been voted down by the county.
Patchogue Snoop March 29, 2014 at 10:04 AM
SQUARE BADGE 11779 COP WANNABE SAID: FOR ALL YOU SCPD HATERS on the patch lets see how you feel when these "jerk offs" ,"overpaid scum" , "useless overpaid police officers" are called to your residence or place of business to help you or your family in a time of crisis. I WONDER IF YOUL BE SHOOTING OFF YOUR BIG IMMATURE MOUTHS THAN....YA NO WHEN THERE HELPING YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UR ALL A BUNCH OF IDIOTS okaaaay, HERE IS MY DEFENSE. The guys you say that will help may family in crisis won't arrive to after they are dead. They react and take their sweet time to ever increase their bloated workforce based on phoney response time stats. Don't need them, I have my own defense system. 12 ga mag locked and loaded. The ambulance house is right around the corner. Those folks are trained pass a state exam, get certified AND WORK FOR FREE!!!!!! Dont need a 180K cop to respond for that either. It is amazing how anyone survives in rural areas without a bloated police force with cops making 180k a year and demanding more and more from my wallet. Screw them. But I do think they are good a quaffing free donuts, egg sandwiches and coffee and finding creative places to hide their patrol(LMAO) cars while they sleep.

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