Man Threatens to Bomb, Robs Maspeth Bank

Man Threatens to Bomb, Robs Maspeth Bank

Police released these surveillance photos of a man they say robbed a bank in Maspeth by using a note that claimed he had a bomb. Photo courtesy of the NYPD.

Police are asking for help identifying and finding the man who robbed and threatened to bomb a bank in Maspeth on the evening of Wednesday, April 18.

According to police, a young man entered the Maspeth Federal Savings Bank at 56-18 69th St. at about 5:45 p.m.

He walked up to a teller and handed over a note saying that he had a bomb and demanding money.

The teller complied and handed the suspect an undisclosed amountof cash.

The suspect stuffed the cash into a Modell’s bag and then fled southbound on 69th Street towards Flushing Avenue.

Police said the man was white, approximately 18 to 20 years old and between 140 and 170 pounds.

He was wearing sunglasses, a black baseball hat, a white collared button-down shirt, a dark zippered jacket, and one white and black baseball batting glove on his

Photo courtesy of the NYPD.

right hand.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577- TIPS (8477).

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP 577.

All calls are strictly confidential.


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