By Gina Martinez
FLUSHING – Police were searching for a suspect wanted in multiple bank robberies throughout Queens.
In each robbery the man passed a demand note to the teller, according to police.
The first robbery took place on Sept. 30 at 4 p.m. The suspect entered the Chase Bank located at 144-17 Union Turnpike and got away with $2,100 in cash, police said. The second robbery occurred Nov. 23 at 1:55 p.m., police said, when the tall man entered the Chase Bank at 196-03 Northern Blvd. and took $5,000 in cash. The third incident was reported Nov. 30, at 2:58 p.m., when the suspect struck the Chase Bank at 184-01 Hillside Avenue and got $4,620 in cash, police said. The fourth incident took place on Dec. 14 at 3:15 p.m., the man entered the Chase Bank located at 111-18 Liberty Ave. and stole $1,000 in cash, police said. The fourth incident occurred on Dec. 19 at 3:04 p.m., at a Chase bank on 71-04 Woodhaven Blvd. where the suspect escaped with an undetermined amount of cash, police said.
The latest robbery took place on Dec. 27 at 2:40 p.m. at a Chase bank on 54-12 48 St. The suspect escaped with $5,000 in cash and fled, police said.
Police described the suspect as a 35-year-old black man, between 6-foot-5 and 6-foot-7, weighing 200 pounds. Police said he was last seen wearing a white sweater with dark horizontal stripes, black jeans, black sneakers and carrying a black backpack over his shoulders.
Anyone with information in regards to these incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)