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Man Attempts to Rob Two Medford Banks Within Minutes of Each Other

Man attempts to rob a Bank of America and Chase Bank within minutes of each other, police say.

Police on the scene at the Medford Bank of America on Horseblock Road. Photo Credit: Dana Spinner Fitzpatrick
Police on the scene at the Medford Bank of America on Horseblock Road. Photo Credit: Dana Spinner Fitzpatrick
UPDATE: Police say in both reported robberies, a man entered the bank, approached a teller, and produced a note demanding cash. When the tellers did not immediately comply with the demand, the suspect fled on foot. The robber is described as a black male, approximately 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-7, between 30 and 35 years old with a thin build. He was wearing a tan colored jacket and a white baseball cap. Anyone with information about the attempted robberies is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

Original story:

Police are currently on the scene at two Medford banks after 911 calls reporting robberies at the banks were reported just a minute apart, police said. 

A call came in at 1:17 p.m. reporting a robbery at the Bank of America, located at 2851 Horseblock Road, police said. At 1:18 p.m., a call reported a robbery at the Chase Bank located at 2271 Route 112, police said.

Police, however, said the Chase Bank call is believed to have been made about 10 minutes after the robbery occurred. 

No other immediate details were available.


Archie Bunker February 05, 2014 at 03:11 PM
The big H strikes again!
Marlene R February 05, 2014 at 04:35 PM
This is unbelievable! No sooner do we catch them when more crooks try it! SCPD catch them all!
Patchogue February 05, 2014 at 09:05 PM
There is a serious heroin problem. Something needs to be done.
brookhavenconfucius February 06, 2014 at 08:21 AM
Last year, and a couple of preceding years, it was Brookhaven Town Employees pushing the stuff, on Town Time...IF your local Government has a system in place, that encourages faking drug tests for employees, and actually DISTRIBUTING DRUGS, how can you expect to get rid of them ?

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