Cops need your help in finding this crook who robbed a bank in Ridgewood

Christopher Barbara was arrested as a suspect in the robbery of Chase bank on Myrtle Avenue.
Photo via Google Maps/Inset courtesy of NYPD

Police released on Saturday night a security camera image of a bandit who swiped a bundle from a Ridgewood bank on Friday afternoon.

Law enforcement sources said the thief walked into the Chase bank at 60-67 Myrtle Ave. at 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 5, approached a 20-year-old bank teller and presented a demand note.

Authorities said the teller handed over $1,000 in cash to the suspect, who then fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction.

Officers from the 104th Precinct responded to the incident; no injuries were reported.

Police described the bandit as a white man between 25 and 30 years old with a light complexion and a beard; he was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and a black coat.

64-18 MCS Bank Robbery photo

Anyone who has information regarding the bandit’s whereabouts can 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.

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