Man flees Long Island City bank with no money after his robbery attempt fails

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Photo via Google Maps, inset courtesy of the NYPD

Police are searching for a man who attempted to rob a Long Island City bank and ran off cashless.

According to police, an unidentified man walked into a Chase Bank located at 25-15 Queens Plaza North at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22. He approached the teller and passed her a note demanding money.

The teller refused to comply with the note and walked away from the window. The suspect fled the bank in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a black male between 45 and 50 years of age, standing five feet, eight inches tall and weighing 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a waist-length black jacket, blue jeans and a baseball hat.

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Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). 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.