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Bank Bandits Shop In Midville & Ridgewood

Three Heists In Four Days

Tis the season for bank robbery in Ridgewood and Middle Village, as three local branches were robbed in four days this week, according to police.

Law enforcement sources said a bandit robbed the Chase bank at 60-67 Myrtle Avenue just after 2:30 p.m. last Saturday afternoon, Dec. 6. It was the second caper at the branch in the last three months; as previously reported, a note-carrying thief-arrested for the crime a week later-robbed the location on Oct. 7.

Then on Tuesday, Dec. 9, authorities noted, a note-carrying thief swiped cash from the Capital One bank at 70-01 Forest Ave. in Ridgewood at around 11:30 a.m.

Five hours after that robbery, it was reported, a gun-toting bandit (pictured above) hit the Chase bank at 74-01 Eliot Ave. in Middle Village, taking nearly $9,000 in cash.

At left, the suspect who robbed a Chase bank in Ridgewood last Saturday, Dec. 6. Shown at right is the note-carrying perpetrator who stole money from a Capital One bank in Ridgewood on Tuesday morning, Dec. 9.

Officers from the 104th Precinct responded to all three incidents, none of which appear to be connected to each other. There were no reported injuries.

Regarding last Saturday’s incident, police said the crook- described as a dark-skinned male standing 6′-tall and weighing 190 lbs. and last seen wearing sunglasses, a tan or gray New York Yankees baseball cap and a green sweater-walked into the Ridgewood Chase bank, approached the counter and verbally demanded cash.

Authorities said the teller complied with the suspect’s demands and handed over an undetermined amount of currency to him. Reportedly, the perpetrator took the money and fled from the bank on foot in an unknown direction.

As for Tuesday’s bank robbery in Ridgewood, police said, a bandit described as a black male believed to be 30 years old and wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt passed a note to the Capital One teller demanding cash.

After receiving $1,000 in cash, authorities noted, the perpetrator fled on foot in an unknown direction.

The Middle Village caper occurred at 4:55 p.m. Tuesday at the Chase bank located at the corner of Eliot Avenue and 74th Street.

Law enforcement sources said the suspect-described as a black male with a medium complexion between 25 and 30 years of age, standing between 5’9″- and 6′- tall with a medium build and wearing a gray ski cap, dark sunglasses, a gray coat and a multi-colored scarf-passed a note to a teller demanding cash.

He reportedly displayed a firearm at the window.

Authorities stated the teller provided $8,825 in cash to the suspect, who fled the scene in an unknown direction.

The NYPD Major Case Squad is investigating all three capers, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the robberies or the suspects’ whereabouts that could prove helpful is 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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