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The suspect stole more than $4,000 total from the two banks.
By Michael V. Cusenza
Police recently called on the public for help in identifying a man wanted for questioning in connection with at least two borough bank robberies this summer.
According to City Police Department reports, in the first incident, the suspect walked into the Jamaica Capital One branch on Jamaica Avenue near Sutphin Boulevard on Friday, July 21, at approximately 5:05 p.m., approached a teller and presented a note demanding cash. The employee complied and the man fled the bank on foot in unknown direction with approximately $3,700.
And last Monday, Aug. 28, around 3 p.m., the suspect entered the Capital One branch on 71st Avenue in Forest Hills, and passed a note demanding cash to a teller. After the teller followed his orders, the perpetrator fled the bank on foot in unknown direction with approximately $474.
The suspect is described as a white man, last seen wearing a blue collared long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans, a white baseball hat with an orange logo and eyeglasses.
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.