Note-carrying crook comes up empty in failed robbery of a Jamaica bank, cops say

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He had a threatening note, but nobody believed a word of it.

Police are looking for the would-be bandit who failed in his attempt to steal cash from a Jamaica bank last Friday morning.

According to police, the caper took place at 10:10 a.m. on Sept. 2 inside the Citibank located at 168-48 Hillside Ave.

Law enforcement sources said the suspect walked into the location and approached the bank manager inside his office, then handed over a note demanding cash. The perpetrator then told the manager he had a gun, but did not display a weapon.

Authorities said the manager then went to the teller area and did not return. A few minutes later, the suspect got cold feet and fled the location empty-handed in an unknown direction.

The attempted robbery was reported to the 103rd Precinct.

Police describe the suspect as a black man between 30 and 35 years of age, standing 5 foot 11 inches tall and last observed wearing a dark-colored baseball cap, a white long-sleeved shirt, black jeans and white sneakers while carrying a black backpack.

Anyone with information regarding the attempted robbery or the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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