If at first you don’t succeed, try again.
That old cliche worked for a robber who made two bids to steal cash from banks located about a block from each other in Forest Hills on Friday morning, police said.
According to law enforcement sources, the crook first walked into the Queens County Savings Bank at 107-40 Queens Blvd. at 9:35 a.m. on July 21. The thief approached a 64-year-old female teller and handed over a note demanding cash.
When the teller refused to comply with his demands, authorities said, the suspect walked out of the bank empty-handed in an unknown direction.
But 10 minutes later, police said, the bandit entered the Capitol One Bank at 107-18 71st Ave. — around the corner from the Queens County Savings Bank — at 9:45 a.m. on Friday. After passing a demand note to a 24-year-old female teller, the crook received an undetermined amount of cash, then fled the scene.
Both robbery attempts were reported to the 112th Precinct; no injuries were reported.
Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic male with a light complexion standing 5 foot 10 inches tall with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt and beige shorts.
Anyone with any information regarding the suspect’s whereabouts is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.