Arrest in Lake Ronkonkoma bank robbery

 

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Suffolk County Police today arrested a man approximately 35 minutes after he robbed a bank in Lake Ronkonkoma.

Daniel Charbonnier entered the TD 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. Charbonnier then fled the bank on foot westbound on Portion Road. Witnesses in the area pointed out Charbonnier to responding officers who subsequently placed him into custody at approximately 3 p.m.

Further investigation by Pattern Crime Unit detectives revealed that Charbonnier was also responsible for robbing the same bank on January 21, 2014.

Charbonnier, 46, of Ronkonkoma was charged with two counts of Robbery 3rd Degree and an outstanding Vehicle and Traffic warrant. He is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on March 19.

The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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