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Robbery suspect hits Forest Hills

Queens Boulevard bank was third target during crime spree last week

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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 10:30 am

Police are looking for a man in connection with a citywide bank robbery pattern, including one incident in Forest Hills.

Last Thursday around 6 p.m. the unidentified man entered the Chase Bank at 104-17 Queens Blvd. and produced a note demanding money and stating he had a weapon.

The teller complied and the man fled with approximately $2,000 in cash. There were no injuries reported.

Police describe the suspect as white, approximately 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing 170 pounds.

The first incident involving the suspect took place on May 3 at around 5 p.m. inside of a Chase Bank at 161-10 Jamaica Ave.

He allegedly entered the location and produced a note demanding money and stating he had a firearm. The teller complied and he fled with approximately $1,000. The man fled on foot eastbound on Jamaica Avenue. There were no injuries reported.

Police said he was wearing dark sunglasses, a yellow cap and all dark clothing.

On June 6 at around 3:10 p.m., the suspect entered a Chase Bank at 335 Columbus Ave. in Manhattan, produced a note and stated he had a weapon.

The teller refused the demand and the man fled the location.

He robbed the Chase Bank in Forest Hills less than three hours later.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 577-TIPS (8477), or, for Spanish, 1 (888) 57-PISTA (74782). 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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