An Elwood bank was robbed on Thursday afternoon by a man in a black mask.
The Suffolk County Police Department said the robber entered the Chase Bank in Huntington Square Mall shortly after 2:30 p.m. and verbally announced a robbery. He allegedly went behind the teller counter and took cash from the drawer before fleeing on foot.
Police said the direction he went in was unknown.
The mall is located at Route 25 and Larkfield Road, near Elwood’s border with Commack.
Police described the robber as a 30- to 40-year-old man with a medium build who was about 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall. In addition to the black mask, he was also wearing a gray hooded jacket and jeans at the time of the crime.
Detectives from the SCPD’s Pattern Crime Unit are investigating the robbery.