Police were asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man wanted in connection with a recent bank robbery in Whitestone.
The suspect entered the TD Bank at 148-08 Cross Island Pkwy. Nov. 30 at 6:05 p.m. demanding cash from the teller, according to authorities.
The employee complied and placed approximately $1,771 inside an envelope, and the suspect fled the location in an unknown direction, law enforcement sources said.
On Dec. 3, the NYPD released an image of the suspected robber, who’s described as a black man standing 6 feet tall, approximately 35 years old, and weighing 205 pounds. He was last seen wearing a multi-colored (camouflage) baseball hat and a black hooded sweater.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.
Reach reporter Carlotta Mohamed by e-mail at cmoha
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