Man robbed boro bank in Maspeth: Police

Police are seeking information about a suspect, who the NYPD says robbed a Maspeth bank by passing a teller a note that said he had a bomb. Images courtesy NYPD
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MASPETH — The NYPD was seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in connection with a Maspeth bank robbery.

On April 18 around 5:45 p.m., the suspect walked into the Maspeth Federal Savings Bank, at 56-18 69th St., and allegedly walked up to a teller, passing a note stating he had a bomb, police said.

The teller complied with his demand and handed the suspect an undisclosed amount of money, which he allegedly stuffed into a Modell’s bag before fleeing southbound on 69th Street toward Flushing Avenue, police said.

The suspect is described as a white male between the ages of 18 and 20 and weighing between 140 and 170 pounds, cops said.

He was wearing sunglasses, a black baseball hat, a white collared button-down shirt, a dark zippered jacket and one white and black batting glove on his right hand, police said.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging on to the Crimestoppers website at or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

Posted 12:00 am, April 28, 2012
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barbara from Maspeth says:
I lived here all my life.. dont like whats been going on lately,, very scarey!.... too many bank robberies for me.... thinking about moving!
May 2, 2012, 9:27 am
sara from elmhurst, ny says:
yup, i agree with Barbra... What is this city coming to? I am afraid for my kids growing up in this trashy area of queens
May 2, 2012, 9:31 am
barbara from maspeth says:
And for the record, this jerk hopped on a bus, heading towards Brooklyn..What did he do, ask that poor teller for change of a dollar? Horrible, just horrible...
May 2, 2012, 9:33 am
Sam from HB says:
Teller was his girlfriend. The kid lives in HB
Nov. 3, 2013, 3:59 pm

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