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.