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Jun 26, 2015 4:16 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

UPDATE: Town Police Searching For Woman Who Robbed Hampton Bays Bank

Southampton Town Police released the image of a woman who robbed the Chase Bank in Hampton Bays on Friday afternoon.
Jun 29, 2015 7:13 AM

UPDATE: 12:25 a.m. Saturday

Southampton Town Police are searching for a woman who robbed a bank Friday afternoon in Hampton Bays.

A black woman, described by police as being roughly 5 feet tall, stocky, and between the ages of 30 and 40, walked into the Chase Bank on Montauk Highway at about 3:30 p.m. and handed one of the tellers a note demanding cash, according to a Town Police press release issued late Friday night.

The teller handed over the money and the woman fled the scene on foot. Police did not specify how much money was stolen or what direction the woman headed.

The woman was wearing a blue baseball hat, a blue shirt and sunglasses, according to police.

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.


Southampton Town Police are investigating a bank robbery that is reported to have occurred Friday afternoon at the Chase Bank on West Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays.

Southampton Town Police Sergeant John Boden said a robbery was reported at 3:33 p.m., though he could not immediately provide any additional information about the incident, including whether or not a weapon was brandished during the robbery.

Witnesses said all four entrances to the bank were blocked by police cruisers and yellow tape as of 4 p.m. Friday.

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Another nail in Hampton Bays' coffin.
By HB90 (164), 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 (543), 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 (829), 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... (601), 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