Oct. 19, 2018 By Tara Law
Police have released photos of man who robbed a Chase bank on Queens Boulevard yesterday– five minutes after a botched attempt at another financial institution.
Police say that the man went inside the first bank, New York Community Bank at 107-40 Queens Boulevard, at around 2:40 p.m. He walked up to the bank teller and passed a note demanding money.
However, the teller walked away from the service window without handing over any money.
The suspect left New York Community Bank and walked across 71st Avenue to Chase Bank at 107-36 Queens Boulevard.
He went up to the teller at around 2:45 p.m. and handed over a note asking for money. This time, the teller complied and gave the suspect an undetermined amount of money.
The suspect hurried off in an unknown direction. Police believe he may have gone inside the Forest Hills/71st Ave. subway station.
The suspect is described as white and between 40 and 50 years old. He is about 6 feet 1 or 6 feet 3 inches tall and wears eyeglasses. He was last seen wearing a blue baseball cap, a gray hoodie, blue jeans and black shoes.
Anyone with information in regards 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).