The police are asking the public’s assistance in identifying a man who robbed two area banks on April 26 at gun-point. He was captured on surveillance camera footage.
In both incidents, the man approached a teller, handed over a note demanding money and displayed a black firearm. He received an undetermined amount of cash before fleeing, according to the NYPD. There were no reported injuries.
The first robbery occurred at the Chase Bank at 99-00 Metropolitan Ave. in Forest Hills at 1:30 p.m. The second took place at the Capital One Bank at 252-25 Union Turnpike in Bellerose at 2:30 p.m., police said.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian man between the ages of 20 and 25, weighing 120 to 125 pounds with a small build, and standing between 5 feet 2 inches and 5 feet 3 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, with a gray hooded sweatshirt underneath, black pants and an Oakland Raiders cap.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 577-TIPS (8477).The public can also submit tips by logging onto nypdcrimestoppers.com, or by texting 274637 (CRIMES), then entering TIP577. All tips are strictly confidential.