Bandit with Note Hit Woodside Bank

Law enforcement sources released this image of a man wanted for recently robbing banks in Woodside and Flushing. According to police, the crook- described as a black male between 30 and 35 years of age, standing 6′-tall and weighing between 220 and 240 lbs.- passed notes to swipe cash from the Astoria Federal Savings bank at 60-20 Woodside Ave. in Woodside on Jan. 11 at 12:28 p.m. and from the Apple Bank at 43-73 Kissena Blvd. in Flushing on Nov. 8, 2013 at 12:26 p.m. He was last observed wearing a dark knit cap, a dark jacket and a hooded sweatshirt. An investigation by the NYPD Major Case Squad is ongoing. Persons with information regarding the robberies or the suspect’s whereabouts that could prove helpful are 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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