Bandit At Large For Ridgewood Heist
The bandit who held up a Ridgewood bank on Wednesday morning, Jan. 4, and then took off inside an idling car several blocks away remains on the run as of press time, police sources said.
Law enforcement sources said the crook robbed the Maspeth Federal Savings bank located at 66-60 Fresh Pond Rd. at around 11:20 a.m. Wednesday.
Police described the perpetrator as a Hispanic male with a medium build believed to be in his 40s who was last observed wearing eyeglasses and a red hooded sweatshirt.
Reportedly, the bandit entered the branch at the corner of Fresh Pond Road and Madison Street, approached a teller and demanded cash. Though no weapon was displayed, police said, the suspect threatened to use force if he didn’t get his way.
Seconds later, law enforcement sources noted, the teller provided the crook with several thousands of dol- lars in cash. The bandit reportedly took the money and fled from the location on foot.
Members of the 104th Precinct responded to the heist. No injuries were reported.
According to information obtained by police, a man matching the suspect’s description was spotted moments after the robbery entering an idling car left unattended at the corner of Bleecker Street and Grandview Avenue and driving away from the location.
Various police units conducted a
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The case has been presented to the 104th Precinct Detective Squad for further investigation, police said.
Anyone with any information regarding the bank heist that could prove helpful is asked to call the 104th Precinct Detective Squad at 1- 718-386-2735; all calls will be kept confidential.