May 16, Staff Report
A man wanted for three bank robberies in Manhattan struck in Queens yesterday, sticking up two banks in Elmhurst, according to police.
Police said that the suspect attempted to rob the Apple Bank branch at 91-31 Queens Boulevard at around 1:55pm Monday, when he passed a demand note to the teller and told her that he had a gun. The teller rejected his demand and the suspect fled on foot without any money.
Five minutes later, the suspect entered the Chase Bank branch at 89-21 Queens Boulevard before going to the teller window and passing a note that read: “This is a robbery, no joke, give me all your money.” The teller complied and the suspect made off with an undetermined amount of cash. He then fled on foot north bound on Queens Boulevard.
The police captured footage of the suspect at each location as well as a photo of the alleged perpetrator shortly afterwards at the Queens Center Mall.
The suspect had allegedly robbed three banks in Manhattan, two in March and another at gunpoint on May 11.
The suspect is described as white, approximately 40 years old, medium building, clean shaven with light eyes, and approximately 6’0 tall and 200 lbs.
Anyone with information regarding any of these incidents is asked to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)