Southampton Town Police Department detectives on Friday arrested a Southampton woman and charged her with robbing the Hampton Bays Chase Bank.
On June 26 at 3:30 p.m. a woman entered the bank, approached a teller, threatened her with a note, and demanded money. The woman was given cash and then fled the scene. The suspect matched the description of the woman who robbed the Suffolk County National Bank in Riverhead back on March 19, according to police.
Southampton Town detectives combined efforts with Riverhead Town Police Department detectives and continued the investigation. With the assistance of New York State Police and Southampton Village detectives and using video surveillance, detectives identified Janet Terry, 50, of Southampton, as the suspect in both robberies.
Around 2 p.m. Friday, New York State troopers initiated a traffic stop of Terry driving on Tadd Road in Southampton, police said. Terry and was taken into custody and Southampton Town detectives charged her with robbery in the third degree and criminal possession of stolen property in the third degree for the Chase Bank robbery. She was arrainged at Southampton Town Justice Court on Saturday and remanded to jail on $10,000. She was expected to be arrainged at Riverhead Justice Court Tuesday for the Suffolk County National bank robbery.