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Thief Slips Away with Bank Bucks

Note-Carrying Crook Strikes F.H.

Armed with a note, a robber made off with an undisclosed amount of cash from a Forest Hills bank during a heist last Saturday morning, Mar. 24, police reported.

Officers from the 112th Precinct secured the Chase bank on Metropolitan Avenue near 70th Road in Forest Hills after the location was robbed last Saturday, Mar. 24.

Law enforcement sources said the caper took place at 11:45 a.m. at the Chase bank located at 99-00 Metropolitan Ave. near 70th Road.

Reportedly, the bandit-described by police as an African-American male standing at 5’6″-tall and weighing 180 lbs.-entered the bank, approached a teller and passed a note demanding money. Authorities later determined that no weapons were displayed.

After being provided with an unknown amount of cash, police said, the crook fled from the scene in an unknown direction.

Members of the 112th Precinct responded to the scene. Despite a canvass of the surrounding area, law enforcement sources noted, no immediate arrests were made.

NYPD sources stated that the heist does not appear to be related to an active robbery pattern involving other banks in Forest Hills, Sunnyside and Rego Park.

The case has been presented to the 112th Precinct Detective Squad and the NYPD Major Case Squad for further investigation, police said.

Anyone with any information regarding last Saturday’s heist that could prove helpful is asked to call the 112th Precinct Detective Squad at 1-718-520-9250 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS; all calls will be kept confidential.

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