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Police search for serial bank robber

Man accused of three heists in one day

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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 11:47 am, Thu Oct 31, 2013.

The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in finding the suspect wanted in connection with three bank robberies that occurred in Queens on Oct. 19.

The first robbery occurred at 9:14 a.m. The suspect entered a Chase Bank at 103-48 Lefferts Blvd. in South Richmond Hill and passed a note demanding money. The bank’s teller did not comply and the suspect fled the location empty handed.

Six minutes later, the suspect entered a Citi Bank, located at 121-11 Liberty Ave., around the block from the first robbery. He passed a note demanding money. The bank’s teller walked away and the suspect fled the location empty handed.

About an hour later at 10:22 a.m., the suspect entered an Astoria Federal Savings Bank, located at 179-25 Hillside Ave. in Fresh Meadows. He passed a note demanding money. The suspect fled the location after the bank’s teller handed the suspect $3,300.

The suspect is described as black man in his 20s or 30s, 6-feet tall, weighing 185 to 200 pounds with a medium complexion. He was last seen wearing black sunglasses, a tan top and a black lumberjack style hat. In the second incident, the suspect wore a red hooded sweatshirt, black lumberjack style hat, black shoes and blue jeans.

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.

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