NYPD searches for suspect in Rego Park bank robbery

By Bill Parry

REGO PARK — Police from the 112th Precinct were asking the public’s help in finding a suspect wanted in connection with a bank robbery.

Last Friday the suspect entered the Astoria Bank branch at 97-33 Queens Blvd., just after 4:30 p.m., and passed a teller a note demanding money.

The teller gave the suspect $2,600 before the suspect fled the location in an unknown direction, according to the NYPD. The suspect is described as a white man, 5-foot-10 and 200 pounds.

He was last seen wearing a black and white leopard print waist length jacket and a dark colored hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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