Howard Beach bank robber sought: NYPD

By Patrick Donachie

HOWARD BEACH — Police were seeking information on an individual who was wanted in connection with a robbery that occurred Monday at the New York Community Bank located at 156-39 Cross Bay Blvd.

The incident took place at approximately 1 p.m. when a man entered the bank and passed a note to a teller demanding money, according to the NYPD.

The teller gave the suspect approximately $2,200 and then fled the bank, police said.

The suspect was described as a white man, approximately 25 to 35 years old and about 5-foot-6. He was wearing a red sweater with a hood, dark-tinted glasses and gloves. The police released a photograph of the suspect, and anyone with information can call the police department’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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