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Man arrested in string of 6 bank robberies

Friday, July 29, 2011

The older man wanted in a string of robberies in Newburgh, Nassau County and Suffolk Counties is now under arrest.

Police say 58-year-old Michael Walsh was arrested near his East Elmhurst home.

Walsh is accused of robbing the People's United Bank branch in East Northport on June 30th and the Chase Bank branch in Northport on July 26th.

Detectives recovered numerous items of evidence including a replica 9 mm airgun, a police scanner, cash, a shoulder bag and other items linking him to the robberies.

The Nassau County Police Department and Town of Newburgh Police Department have been notified.

The suspect has been implicated for four other bank robberies in those areas.

Northport Village Police assisted Major Case detectives in identifying Walsh.

Walsh is charged with two counts Robbery 1st Degree.

He's due in court for an arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on Saturday, July 30th.

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