DEER PARK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Bay Shore woman has been arrested and charged in connection with three Suffolk County bank robberies this year.
Jean Coughlin, 45, was picked up by police around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday after she tried to rob a Chase Bank on Grand Boulevard in Deer Park, according to authorities.READ MORE: R. Kelly Found Guilty Of All Counts In Sex Trafficking, Racketeering Trial
Coughlin allegedly handed the bank teller a handwritten note demanding cash and threatening violence.
The teller handed over cash from the drawer but when Coughlin tried to a leave police said a customer blocked her way and held her until police arrived.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine Mandate For New York City Teachers To Take Effect After Federal Appeals Court Lifts Temporary Ban
Coughlin was arrested and also charged with two other bank robberies committed in the county earlier this year.
Jesse Steward, 37, the suspected getaway driver in Tuesday’s alleged robbery, was also arrested and charged with third degree robbery.MORE NEWS: Parents Of Immunocompromised Girl Say Long Island School District Refused Requests For Adequate Remote Option
Both suspects were set to be arraigned Wednesday.