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Armed duo robbed Ozone Park bank, dropped stolen cash: NYPD

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Updated 5:30 p.m.

Two gun-toting individuals swiped cash from an Ozone Park bank during a heist Thursday night, but apparently dropped some of the stolen loot a short distance away away, according to police.

The armed robbery occurred at 7:54 p.m. inside the TD Bank located at 97-17 Rockaway Blvd.

According to authorities, the two perpetrators — described as a black male and a black female wearing black masks, pants, gloves and sweatshirts — walked into the location displaying black firearms.

Police said they approached the counter and handed a teller a bag, demanding that the employee fill it with cash.

Seconds later, the teller placed $2,000 in the bag and handed it back to the crooks, who then fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Officers from the 106th Precinct responded to the incident; there were no injuries reported.

During a search, police reportedly found some of the cash — apparently stained from an exploded dye pack placed in the bag — in front of a location on 97th Street just south of Rockaway Boulevard.

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The investigation by the NYPD-FBI Joint Violent Crime Task Force is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding the bank heist is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. Tipsters can also contact the FBI at 212-384-5000. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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