KEW GARDENS — The NYPD was seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted in connection with a bank robbery pattern in western Queens.
In three separate incidents from July through August, the suspect entered bank branches and allegedly handed tellers a note demanding money, cops said.
On July 17, the suspect entered the Amalgamated Bank, at 78-01 37th Ave. in Jackson Heights, around 3 p.m. and allegedly handed the teller a demand note before making off with an undisclosed amount of cash, cops said.
On Aug. 10, he tried the same thing at the Chase Bank, at 74-03 Metropolitan Ave. in Middle Village, just before 6 p.m., though he ended up leaving empty handed, cops said.
He was successful once again Aug. 20, police said, when he entered the HSBC Bank, at 22-15 43rd Ave. in Long Island City, around 2 p.m., again allegedly making off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Police described the suspect as a black man in his 30s standing approximately 6 feet tall and weighing 200 pounds.
On Aug. 20, he was wearing a white striped shirt, jeans, sunglasses and a blue baseball cap, 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 on to the Crime stoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.
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