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Cops Make Arrest in East Meadow Bank Robbery

Baldwin woman charged with robbing TD Bank in East Meadow, Payless in Oceanside.

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A Baldwin woman faces charges after Nassau County Police say she robbed an East Meadow bank and a Freeport shoe store.

Patricia Hernandez, 45, was charged with first- and third-degree robbery Tuesday after an investigation by NCPD and the Bureau of Special Operations.

According to police, Hernandez went to TD Bank on Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow and handed a teller a demand note Sunday afternoon. The teller cooperated and handed over an undisclosed amount of cash and Hernandez fled the scene, cops said. Six employees and two customers were in the bank at the time, none of whom were harmed in the robbery.

Hernandez was also charged with robbing Payless Shoes on Mill Road in Oceanside March 16.

Hernandez presented a demand note written on a yellow Post-it to the cashier, who saw a black handgun in the subject's pocketbook, cops reported. No one was harmed in the incident.

Hernandez will be arraigned Wednesday at First Degree Court in Hempstead.

Patch adams March 27, 2014 at 12:49 AM
A Spanish bank robber in Freeport, no way
Kathleen March 27, 2014 at 06:39 AM
Not only is she a Baldwin woman from Freeport, but she also robbed an Oceanside Payless in Freeport. Way to go Patch!
Chris March 27, 2014 at 10:13 AM
Thank you Kathleen - I missed that one altogether.
Jeri Reiderer March 31, 2014 at 08:09 AM
No. She lives in Baldwin and robbed a Payless in Freeport.
Bogiesbabe April 01, 2014 at 06:53 AM
The story says she is from Baldwin. Whoever wrote this article then says she robbed a Payless shoe store in Oceanside but also says the Payless was in Freeport....hmm which one is it?

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