Bank Bandit Still Wanted

Police and federal agents continue to look for the man pictured in this surveillance camera photo who is wanted for two recent armed bank heists in Long Island City and Williamsburg. As previously reported, the suspect-described as a Hispanic male believed to be 35 years of age, standing at 5’7″-tall and weighing between 180 and 190 lbs.-held up the Capital One bank at 185 Broadway in Williamsburg at 8:54 a.m. on the morning of Oct. 18, 2011 and the HSBC bank at 22-15 43rd Ave. in Long Island City at 8:48 a.m. on Dec. 7, 2011. In both incidents, police said, the suspect displayed a firearm and passed a note to a teller demanding cash. During the Long Island City heist, authorities noted, the perpetrator fired a shot and fled empty-handed; no injuries were reported. Though he did not open fire during the Williamsburg caper, the crook reportedly got away with an unknown amount of cash. Anyone with any information regarding the suspect’s whereabouts that could prove helpful is asked to contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-577-TIPS, by text message to 274637 (enter information, then the code TIP577) or online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com. All calls and messages will be kept confidential.

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