NYPD Seeks Suspect in Bank Robbery Spree in Queens

By Aidan Gardiner on October 18, 2012 9:07am 

 Police hope to identify this man whom they say held up four different Queens banks over the past four months. 
Police hope to identify this man whom they say held up four different Queens banks over the past four months. 
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QUEENS — The NYPD is hunting an alleged robber who targeted four banks in Queens since July.

The bank robbery spree began at the Amalgamated Bank in Jackson Heights on July 17 about 3 p.m. He passed a note to a teller demanding money.

The teller gave the man cash and he fled, police said.

He struck again on August 10 when he tried to rob a Chase bank in Middle Village. This time, the teller refused to give the robber any cash.

Ten days later, he hit a HSBC branch in Long Island City about 2 p.m., again by passing a note to a teller and making off with an unknown amount of money, police said.

In the latest robbery on October 13, he marked a Chase branch in Astoria about 2:00 p.m. Again, he passed a note to a teller and made off with an determined amount of money.

No one was injured in any of the robberies, police said. 

The alleged thief was last seen wearing a New York Yankees cap, sunglasses, and a striped shirt, police said.

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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