Cops on the hunt for Rich Hill bank robbery suspect – QNS.com

Cops on the hunt for Rich Hill bank robbery suspect

RICHMOND HILL — Police are looking for a suspect they say tried to rob three banks within the span of 70 minutes last week.

Cops said the suspect hit two banks in South Richmond Hill, a Chase on Lefferts Boulevard and a Citi Bank on Liberty Avenue, about six minutes apart after 9 a.m. Oct. 19.

The suspect, described as a black man in his 20s standing 6 feet tall and weighing between 185 and 200 pounds, allegedly handed tellers notes demanding money but left empty-handed.

On his third attempt, at an Astoria Federal Savings Bank on Hillside Avenue in Jamaica around 10:20 a.m., the suspect scored with $3,300, police said.

He was last seen wearing black sunglasses, a tan top and a black lumberjack-style hat, police said.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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