The first robbery occurred on Nov. 8, 2013 at about 12:26 p.m. at Apple Bank, located at 43-73 Kissena Blvd. in Flushing, according to police. The suspect entered the bank and handed a note to the bank teller demanding money. The teller obeyed and then the suspect fled with $639.
The second incident took place on Jan. 11 at about 12:28 p.m. when the suspect entered an Astoria Federal Savings Bank and handed the teller a note demanding money, said police. The teller complied and the suspect them fled with $1,122.
Police are describing the suspect as a 30-35 year old black male, who is about 6 feet tall and weighs between 220-240 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark knit cap and a dark jacket with a hooded sweatshirt.
The NYPD has released surveillance photos from the two incidents.
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