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Cops looking for Astoria bank robber who fled in wheelchair

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Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man in a wheelchair who stole more than $1,000 in cash from an Astoria bank Monday afternoon.

The robbery happened just after 2 p.m. at the Santander Bank located at 37-10 Broadway, according to authorities.

After entering the bank, the suspect — described as a black male, 25 to 30 years old, about 160 pounds, clean-shaven and wearing a gray hoodie — passed a note to the teller demanding money, police said. He then took $1,212 in cash and fled westbound on Broadway in a black wheelchair.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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