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Cops: Woman Busted For Bank Robbery

Police recovered the proceeds of the robbery, authorities said.

Cops: Woman Busted For Bank Robbery
A Ridge woman has been arrested and charged with robbing a bank, police said Saturday night.

According to Suffolk County police, the robbery occurred at Astoria Federal Savings Bank, located at 1880 Route 25 in Ridge, at 11:15 a.m. Saturday.

Police said Louwanda Jackson entered the bank, demanded cash, and threatened violence. The teller complied with the demand and gave Jackson cash from the drawer, police said; Jackson then fled the bank on foot.

Seventh Precinct Police Officer Kevin Gleason responded to the robbery and apprehended the suspect in the parking lot, police said; proceeds from the robbery were recovered.

Pattern Crime Unit detectives charged Jackson, 46, of Williamsburg Court, Ridge, with robbery in the third degree, a felony.

She was being held at the Fourth Precinct Saturday night and is scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on Sunday.

Original story: Suffolk County police have confirmed that a bank robbery was reported at Astoria Federal Saving Bank in Ridge on Saturday.

According to police, the robbery was reported at 1:15 p.m. at the branch on Middle County Road.

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