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This man robbed the same Rego Park bank twice in less than a week, according to investigators.
By Michael V. Cusenza
City Police detectives have asked for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for robbing a Chase Bank branch in Rego Park twice in less than a week.
According to the NYPD and published reports, on Wednesday, Feb. 22, around 11:15 a.m., the man entered the bank on Queens Boulevard near 67th Avenue, approached a teller and passed a note demanding money. Cops said that the teller complied and the suspect fled the branch with roughly $3,000. There were no reported injuries during the incident, according to authorities.
The same crook returned to the bank on Monday morning, toting a note and making off with another $3,000, according to a New York Daily News report.
The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 35 years old, 5-foot-9, and 175 pounds. At last week’s robbery, he wore a black wool hat and a short-sleeved, wool red coat; on Monday, he was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans, and black dress shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at (800) 577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, (888) 57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit info by logging onto NYPDCrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All correspondences are strictly confidential.