Threatened Worker With Gun During Heist
Disguised as a parcel deliveryman, a gun-toting bandit picked up a quantity of cash from a Jackson Heights bank during a heist last Friday morning, Jan. 6, federal agents reported.
According to the FBI’s New York office, the stickup occurred at around 9:40 a.m. at the Sovereign Bank branch located at 75-15 31st Ave.
Federal agents stated that the bandit- who was wearing a seasonal United Parcel Services (UPS) uniform- entered the branch while holding a silver revoler. Reportedly, held the weapon to the back of an employee and demanded $20,000 in large denominations.
After being provided by the tellers with an undisclosed amount of currency, authorities stated, the crook fled from the scene westbound on 31st Avenue, then northbound on 75th Street.
Members of the 115th Precinct and the NYPD-FBI Joint Bank Robbery Task Force responded to the scene. There were no reported injuries.
Federal agents described the per-
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The FBI announced that “a sig- nificant reward is available” for anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the bandit.
Anyone with any information regarding the bank robber that could prove helpful is asked to call the FBI at 1-212-384-1000; all calls will be kept confidential.