Man robs Astoria bank at gunpoint: NYPD

Police are looking for this suspect for robbing a Citiban in Astoria on Thursday morning.
By Bill Parry

ASTORIA — The NYPD was looking for a man who robbed a bank in Astoria after threatening employees with a gun Aug. 24.

The suspect entered a Citibank branch at 25-91 Steinway St. around 9 a.m. and jumped over the service counter and security glass, according to police.

The man told three of the bank’s employees he had a gun and demanded money, police said. After the employees gave him an undetermined amount of cash, the suspect fled south on Steinway Street and continued eastbound on 28th Avenue, according to the NYPD.

No one was injured at the scene, police said.

The NYPD described the suspect as white or Hispanic and approximately 5-feet-7 inches tall and 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweater, dark colored pants and a black bandana across his face, according to police.

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