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Police need help in finding bank thief

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Posted: Thursday, December 5, 2013 10:30 am

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a robber who has held up three banks in Fresh Meadows, Sunnyside and Astoria since October.

The first incident took place on Oct. 25 at the Flushing Savings Bank at 188-08 Hollis Court Blvd., within the 111th Precinct. The suspect passed a note and fled with an undetermined amount of cash.

In the second case, on Nov. 25, the suspect entered Chase Bank at 47-11 Queens Blvd., within the 108th Precinct, passed a note and demanded cash. But he fled without any money.

Also on Nov. 25, about an hour after the Sunnyside incident, the suspect entered another Chase Bank at 31-05 30 Ave. in the 114th Precinct and passed a note demanding cash. The perpetrator fled with about $3,000.

The suspect is described as a white male last seen wearing a black ski cap, black jacket and glasses, and carrying a black backpack.

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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