Crook swipes cash from Astoria and Bayside banks: NYPD

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The crook who stole cash from a Bayside bank last month allegedly robbed a bank in Astoria on Friday afternoon, according to police.

Law enforcement sources said the perpetrator entered the Astoria Bank at 37-16 30th Ave. at 2:05 p.m. on March 4, approached a teller and demanded money. The teller provided the suspect with an undetermined amount of money; he fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Based on an investigation, police tied the crook to the robbery of the Chase Bank located at 61-09 Springfield Blvd. in Bayside at 5:46 p.m. on Feb. 2. As in the most recent incident, he obtained an unknown amount of cash after making a verbal demand to a teller.

Police described the suspect as a 29-year-old white male, with a beard and mustache, standing approximately 6 feet tall, weighing 170 pounds, with a light complexion, who was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, blue jeans and a black coat.

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

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