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Man Robs Chase Bank Branch in Forest Hills Thursday, Linked to Other Heist

Suspect Wanted for a String of Bank Robberies Including at the 104-17 Queens Blvd. Chase Bank Branch on Thursday (NYPD, Google)

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

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Sara Ross

I was at the cashier in Walgreens today (Saturday) and a tall, thin black man just walked out of the store with a 6 pack of beer and nobody could do anything about it. They have had so many thefts that common items, like toothpaste are locked up. What is going on lately?

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Sarah

Lately, a homeless shelter went up on Queens Blvd in Kew Gardens, and soon, a prison (Heaven Forbid).

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