Gunman Was Bank Raider

Sought For Sticking Up F.H. Branch

Within an hour’s time, an armed bandit raided banks in Forest Hills and Glen Oaks and made off with sums of cash during heists last Thursday afternoon, Apr. 26, according to police.

A surveillance camera image of the suspect wanted for two bank heists in Forest Hills and Glen Oaks last Thursday.

Police released security camera images of the suspect, who was spotted wearing sunglasses, an Oakland Raiders hat, a black jacket and a hooded sweatshirt. The perpetrator is described as a caucasian male between

20 and 25 years of age, standing between 5’2″ and 5’3″-tall, with a small build and carrying a black handgun.

Law enforcement sources said the crook first hit the Chase bank located at 99-00 Metropolitan Ave. at around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, then struck at the Capital One bank at 252-25 Union Tpke. approximately an hour later.

Officers from the 112th Precinct secured the Chase bank at 99-00 Metropolitan Ave. in Forest Hills after it was held up by an armed bandit last Thursday, Apr. 26.

In each incident, authorities noted, the bandit approached a teller, handed over a note demanding cash and displayed his weapon. Upon receiving undetermined amounts of cash, he reportedly fled from the scene in an unknown direction.

Members of the 112th Precinct responded to the Forest Hills heist, while officers from the 105th Precinct responded to the Glen Oaks holdup. There were no reported injuries in either case.

The cases have been presented to the NYPD Major Case Squad and the Joint Bank Robbery Task Force for further investigation, police said.

Anyone with any information regarding the holdups or 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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