WANTED: Man sought for Forest Hills bank robbery

astoria bank
Photo courtesy of Google Maps

Police are searching for a man who allegedly robbed a bank branch in Forest Hills on Monday afternoon and made off with $2,600.

According to cops, the suspect–described as a 5’10,” 200-pound white man– entered the Astoria Bank at 97-33 Queens Blvd. at 4:33 p.m. and allegedly passed a note to a teller demanding money.

The teller then passed $2,600 over to the man who proceeded to flee on foot in an unknown direction after the encounter.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

A photo of the suspect.
Photo courtesy of the NYPD


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