Queens Man Linked to Town of Newburgh Bank Robbery - Daily Hudson Valley News

Queens Man Linked to Town of Newburgh Bank Robbery

Jul 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Articles

A Queens man arrested Friday in connection with several Long Island bank robberies has been linked to a July 6th bank robbery in the Town of Newburgh.

Michael Walsh, age 58, was arrested Friday by Suffolk County Police following an investigation into several bank robberies that occurred over a span of about 10 weeks.

On July 6th, Town of Newburgh Police responded to a bank robbery of the Orange County Trust, 78 North Plank Road (Rt. 32) after an armed suspect held up the tellers and fled the bank. There were no injuries to any employees. There were no customers in the bank at the time.

Photos from the robbery showed a suspect who strongly resembled a suspect that had robbed a bank in Northport, Long Island days before. Town Police detectives stayed in contact with the Suffolk authorities and worked on leads linking the cases.

Based on evidence from the Newburgh robbery and evidence obtained by Suffolk County Police,  Town Detectives  are filing Robbery 1st charges against Walsh who remains in custody in Sulfolk County.  Walsh, who is currently on Parole, has an extensive criminal record and numerous convictions.

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