Crook in construction gear fails to steal funds from a bank in Astoria, cops say
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This crooked construction worker left a bank job unfinished. Police are searching for an armed bandit disguised in construction gear who failed in his attempt to steal cash from an Astoria bank on Wednesday afternoon. Authorities said the botched heist took place at 3:40 p.m. on April 27 at the Sussex County Bank located at […]

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Robberies are fueling a large crime spike across the 114th Precinct in Astoria and LIC, cops say
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Crime is up 42 percent in the 114th Precinct over the last four weeks due in part to six active robbery patterns, Captain Peter Fortune, the precinct’s commanding officer said. The uptick in crime is from the period from February 22 through March 20 and crimes including robberies, felonies, grand larcenies and assaults are driving the increase, Fortune […]

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Wheelchair-bound man nabbed as Sunnyside bank robber: DA
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A wheelchair-bound Astoria man who robbed a bank last summer was the culprit in another bank robbery, this one in Sunnyside, on Monday, according to Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown. Kelvin Dennison, 23, of Astoria Boulevard allegedly entered a TD Bank at 41-01 Queens Blvd. on Monday afternoon and handed a bank teller a note stating, […]

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WANTED: Man sought for Forest Hills bank robbery
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Police are searching for a man who allegedly robbed a bank branch in Forest Hills on Monday afternoon and made off with $2,600. According to cops, the suspect–described as a 5’10,” 200-pound white man– entered the Astoria Bank at 97-33 Queens Blvd. at 4:33 p.m. and allegedly passed a note to a teller demanding money. The teller then passed […]

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Robber grabs over $2K during heist at a bank in Ridgewood
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UPDATED Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2:00 p.m. The NYPD has released a photo of the suspect. A note-carrying crook made off with over $2,000 in a bank robbery in Ridgewood late Monday afternoon, police reported. Officers from the 104th Precinct responded to a call of a robbery from the Capital One Bank located at 70-01 Forest Ave. at […]

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