Armed Heist In Ridgewood

Cops Seeking Shorts-Wearing Bank Robber

Brandishing a handgun, a crook swiped several thousands of dollars in cash from a bank in Ridgewood during a stickup yesterday morning, Wednesday, July 25, police reported.

Law enforcement sources said the caper took place at 10 a.m. at the Citibank branch located at 51-10 Metropolitan Ave. near Starr Street.

According to information obtained by police, the perpetrator- described as a caucasian male in his 30s wearing a white t-shirt and blue shorts-walked into the branch and approached a teller.

The suspect reportedly displayed a black firearm and demanded cash. After receiving over $5,000 from the employee, police noted, the bandit fled from the scene on foot in an unknown direction.

Members of the 104th Precinct responded to the scene. There were no injuries.

Various NYPD units canvassed the surrounding area, but as the Times Newsweekly went to press Wednesday afternoon, no arrests had been reported.

The case was presented to the 104th Precinct Detective Squad and the NYPD Major Case Squad for further investigation, authorities 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 via text message to 274637 (enter information, followed by the code TIP577) or online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

All calls and messages will be kept confidential.

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