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Photo via Google Maps/Inset courtesy of NYPD
Photo via Google Maps/Inset courtesy of NYPD
The man pictured at right robbed the same Chase bank in Forest Hills twice in less than a week.

He succeeded the first time, so he came back for more.

A thief who robbed a Forest Hills bank last week returned to the same branch on Monday afternoon and stole another bundle of cash, according to police.

The suspect — described as a white male believed to be 35 years old, standing 5 foot 9 inches tall and weighing 175 pounds — wore a red poncho when he swiped $3,000 in cash from the Chase bank located at 100-26 Queens Blvd. at 11:25 a.m. on Feb. 22, authorities said. He obtained the cash after presenting a demand note to the teller.

Police said the crook visited the branch again at 8:35 a.m. on Feb. 27, this time wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans, and black dress shoes. After presenting another demand note to a teller, law enforcement sources said, he received another $3,000 in cash, then fled the scene.

Both incidents were reported to the 112th Precinct; there were no injuries.

The suspect as shown in the first bank robbery. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.


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