Gunman Sought For W. Maspeth Heist
Toting a handgun he kept concealed in a newspaper, an armed bandit made off with an undisclosed sum of money from a West Maspeth bank during a heist last Wednesday afternoon, May 30, law enforcement sources reported.
The FBI’s New York’s office released surveillance camera images of the perpetrator, who remains at large. He is described by authorities as an African-American male standing between 5’9″- and 6′-tall, weighing between 160 and 180 lbs. and with black hair and a black mustache.
He was last seen wearing a New York Yankees baseball cap, dark sunglasses, a blue polo shirt, dark-colored pants and black shoes, the FBI noted.
According to police, the stickup took place at around 2 p.m. last Wednesday at the Chase bank located at 54-12 48th St.
Reportedly, the suspect entered the location and approached a teller. At the counter, federal agents said, he pulled out a gray, black-handled handgun hidden inside a newspaper he was carrying and demanded cash.
The employee provided an undisclosed amount of money to the crook, who then fled from the scene on foot in an unknown direction.
Members of the 108th Precinct and the FBI responded to the scene. It was determined that no shots were fired and no injuries were reported.
An investigation by the NYPD Major Case Squad and the FBI’s New York office is ongoing, law enforcement agents said.
Anyone with any information regarding the heist or the suspect’s whereabouts that could prove helpful is asked to call the FBI’s New York Office at 1-212-384-1000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS; all calls will be kept confidential.