Police Seek Suspect In Maspeth Heist
Thousands of dollars in cash were reportedly withdrawn by a note-carrying bandit from a Maspeth bank during a heist last Saturday afternoon, Feb. 4, police reported.
Law enforcement sources said the caper took place at around 12:50 p.m. at the Chase bank located at 69-70 Grand Ave. near 69th Place.
Police sources indicated that the robbery does not appear to be related to several heists which occurred in Ridgewood and Middle Village last month.
According to information obtained by police, the perpetrator- described as an African-American male in his 30s standing at 5’8″-tall and weihing between 180 and 200 lbs.-approached a teller and presented a note demanding cash. Reportedly, he also claimed to be armed with a weapon.
Moments later, authorities noted, the bank employee provided $9,000 in cash to the suspect, who then fled from the scene on foot in an unknown direction.
Officers from the 104th Precinct responded to the scene. No weapons were fired and no injuries were re- ported.
Various police units canvassed the surrounding area for the suspect. Despite their efforts, law enforcement sources noted, no arrests were made.
Authorities said the crook was last observed wearing tinted eye glasses, a black knit hat, a brown hooded sweatshirt and white cotton gloves with red plastic palms.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the 104th Precinct and the NYPD Major Case Squad, police said.
Anyone with any information regarding the heist or the suspect’s whereabouts that could prove helpful is asked to call the 104th Precinct Detective Squad at 1-718-386-2735 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.
Information may also be sent to Crime Stoppers by text message to 274637 (enter tips, then the code TIP577) or online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.
All calls and messages will be kept confidential.