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Wading River Man Arrested in Teachers Federal Credit Union Robbery

According to police, Gabriel Rodriguez was arrested on charges for robbing the Teachers Federal Credit Union in Smithtown on May 24, as well as two other local banks.

Gabriel Rodriguez, 32, of Wading River, was arrested and charged with robbing the Teachers Federal Credit Union in Smithtown on May 24, as well as two other local banks, according to police.

Police said Rodriguez was arrested at East John Street in Lindenhurst around 1 p.m. Tuesday, and charged with three counts of third degree robbery.

According to police,. The teller complied, handed over an undisclosed sum of cash, and the man left the bank travelling on foot eastbound on Main Street.

Police said 24-hours later . At approximately 9 a.m., the man handed a teller a note stating that he had a gun and demanding cash, which the teller complied, and the man made off with an undisclosed amount of cash and fled westbound on Jericho Turnpike.

The third bank robbed was TD Bank in West Babylon on May 27.

Arraignment is scheduled at the First District Court in Central Islip for June 1.

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