The note-carrying crook who apparently got cold feet and fled without cash from a Middle Village bank in a failed heist last Friday afternoon, Aug. 10, remains at large as of press time, according to police.
Law enforcement sources described the would-be bandit as an African-American man between 25 and 30 years of age with a stocky build, standing 6′-tall, with a bald head and a clean shaven face.
Reportedly, the attempted robbery took place at around 5:45 p.m. last Friday at the Chase bank located at 74-03 Metropolitan Ave.
Police said the perpetrator entered the bank and passed a note to a teller demanding cash. Seconds later, au- thorities said, he fled from the location without taking any money.
Members of the 104th Precinct responded to the scene. The note which the suspect presented was reportedly recovered by police at the scene.
Various police units canvassed the area for the suspect, but despite their efforts, no arrests were made, it was noted.
The perpetrator was last observed wearing a blue New York Yankees baseball cap, glasses, a blue button- down shirt and blue jeans, law enforcement sources stated.
The case was presented to the 104th Precinct Detective Squad for further investigation, police said.
Anyone with any information regarding the robbery attempt 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.
All calls and messages will be kept confidential.