Bandit with a busted nose steals thousands from a south Queens bank

The bandage-wearing suspect behind the Oct. 26 robbery of this Chase bank in Cambria Heights.
Photo via Google Maps/Inset courtesy of NYPD

Cops need the public’s help in finding a thief who swiped thousands from a bank branch in Cambria Heights on Thursday afternoon.

Police said the caper occurred at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the Chase bank located at 205-32 Linden Blvd.

According to law enforcement sources, the bandit  described as a black man believed to be 25 years of age with brown eyes and a bandage on his nose  approached a teller and handed over a demand note. The employee complied with his request and provided the suspect with approximately $4,414 in cash.

The suspect took the money and fled the scene in an unknown direction. The 113th Precinct responded to the reported robbery, and the NYPD later released images of the perpetrator captured by bank security cameras.

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Anyone with 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.