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Rockville Centre Man Arrested for West Hempstead Bank Robbery

Defendant charged with robbing Bank of America branch Tuesday afternoon.

Nassau County Police arrested a Rockville Centre man Tuesday who they say robbed a Bank of America branch in West Hempstead.

According to detectives, Marcus Pettway, 25, of Rockville Centre, allegedly entered the Bank of America located at 60 Hempstead Ave. in West Hempstead Tuesday afternoon and gave a note demanding money to a teller.

Pettway fled from the bank on foot southbound on Hempstead Avenue after obtaining an unknown amount cash, but officers responding to the call located Pettway around 4:15 p.m. at Hempstead Gardens Drive and Cedar Street, where he was subsequently arrested, police said.

There were six employees and four customers present during the time of the incident but no injuries were reported. The proceeds of the robbery were recovered, police said.

Pettway is being charged with robbery in the third degree. He will be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on Wednesday.

Rene Ford November 17, 2012 at 02:31 PM
He is new in RVC
Rene Ford November 17, 2012 at 02:32 PM
He didn't grow up in RVC. Originally from Hempstead.
Rene Ford November 17, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Lol! This past spring a serial bank robber came home from prison.....lives around the corner from me on Windsor.. No hoopla about that.
Rene Ford November 17, 2012 at 02:36 PM
What about the serial bank robber who got out of prison this past spring from Windsor Avenue? And all the drug dealers in town and Avalon? WTH?
kevin November 20, 2012 at 07:24 PM
he did his time, who care's, what does that have to do with this piece of trash?

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