June 8, 2019 By Christian Murray
The Chase Bank branch at 104-17 Queens Blvd. was robbed Thursday and police believe the suspect is connected to a botched robbery in Manhattan earlier that day and a heist in Jamaica last month.
The suspect allegedly robbed the Chase Bank branch at 104-17 Queens Blvd. at around 5:55 p.m. Thursday after passing a note to the teller demanding money and stating he had a weapon. The teller complied and the man fled with $2,000 in cash.
Police say the same man passed a similar note to a teller at a Chase Bank branch located at 355 Columbus Ave. just hours prior, at 3:10 p.m. In this case, the teller refused the suspect and he fled the location.
The suspect is allegedly linked to a robbery that took place at the Chase Bank branch at 161-10 Jamaica Ave. on Monday, May 3 at 5 p.m. In this case, the suspect passed a note to the teller demanding money and that he a firearm. The teller complied and handed over about $1,000.
No one was injured in any of these incidents.
The suspect is described as white, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing about 170 pounds.
Anyone with information in regard to these bank robberies is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimestoppers.com