Man Accused of Robbing Commack Bank

A Bay Shore man was arrested and charged with robbing a bank in Commack, Suffolk County police said Monday.

George Swanton, 62,  dressed as a woman to rob the Teachers Federal Cedit Union at 10 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway. He was charged with third-degree robbery and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in the Oct. 8 robbery.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday at First District Court in Central Islip.

Police said the man entered the bank about 11:30 a.m. and handed a teller a note demanding cash. The teller complied and the robber fled in a gray minivan.

The man was described as white and was wearing a dark-colored wig, makeup and dressed in women’s clothing.

Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to call the Major Case Unit at 631-852-6553 or
Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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