East Meadow man arrested for robbing two banks since February


Police arrested an East Meadow man who robbed two banks at gunpoint since February, officials said.

Benjamin Maynard, 32, allegedly brought a black handgun into the Bethpage Federal Credit Union in Levittown on May 2 and pointed the weapon at a 23-year-old male teller before passing him a note that demanded cash.

The teller complied and Maynard left with an undisclosed amount of money, according to police. There were 3 employees and one customer in the bank and no injuries were reported.

An investigation revealed that Maynard was also the culprit behind a Feb. 8 robbery at the Roslyn Savings Bank in Seaford. When police arrested Maynard at his home on May 8, they found him in possession of 16 glassine bags of a substance believed to be Heroin.

He is facing charges of two counts of robbery and possession of a controlled substance. He will be arraigned today at the Nassau County First District Court.