Robber flees with more than $1,000 in cash from Whitestone bank: NYPD

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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 or by phone at (718) 260–4526.

Posted 12:00 am, December 6, 2018
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Harold from Whitestone says:
Is that Tracy Morgan?
Dec. 6, 11:35 am
Celtic from Bayside says:
Just another reminder, if you see a black person in Whitestone just keep an eye on them.
Dec. 6, 3:46 pm
Jr from Bayside says:
Just 1 more reason to move.
Dec. 6, 7:48 pm
wow the BAYSIDE folks are on HYPOCRITE opinions right now. HEY why dont you tell us your race and find out how racist america was on them. ......***WHISTLES *CRAZY TUNE*
Dec. 6, 9:16 pm
haha says:
Is that Joey from Whitestone?
Dec. 7, 11:29 am
AA from Queens says:
It's called "White"stone for a reason. This guy will stand out in that neighborhood.
Dec. 9, 9:43 pm

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