According to Suffolk County police, the robbery occurred at Astoria Federal Savings Bank, located at 1880 Route 25 in Ridge, at 11:15 a.m. Saturday.
Police said Louwanda Jackson entered the bank, demanded cash, and threatened violence. The teller complied with the demand and gave Jackson cash from the drawer, police said; Jackson then fled the bank on foot.
Seventh Precinct Police Officer Kevin Gleason responded to the robbery and apprehended the suspect in the parking lot, police said; proceeds from the robbery were recovered.
Pattern Crime Unit detectives charged Jackson, 46, of Williamsburg Court, Ridge, with robbery in the third degree, a felony.
She was being held at the Fourth Precinct Saturday night and is scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on Sunday.
Original story: Suffolk County police have confirmed that a bank robbery was reported at Astoria Federal Saving Bank in Ridge on Saturday.According to police, the robbery was reported at 1:15 p.m. at the branch on Middle County Road.