According to law enforcement sources, the first incident occurred at 7:55 a.m. on Jan. 22 inside the ATM lobby of the Bank of America located at 59-01 Myrtle Ave.
Authorities said the perpetrator approached a 27-year-old female customer, displayed a knife and demanded cash. He then removed $120 in cash from the woman, then ran out of the bank, heading northbound on Forest Avenue.
Officers from the 104th Precinct responded to the incident; the victim was not injured.
Two days later, police said, the crook robbed a 70-year-old woman in the vicinity of Glenmore Avenue and 76th Street in Ozone Park at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 24.
Law enforcement sources said the victim was walking home when the thief confronted her, displayed a knife and demanded her property. He then removed $100 in cash and jewelry valued at $6,300, then fled the scene on foot.
The 106th Precinct responded to the incident, and the woman was not injured.
On Jan. 29, police released video footage of the perpetrator from the Ozone Park robbery. He’s described as a black man in his early 20s standing 5 foot 7 inches tall and wearing a black hooded jacket, blue jeans and red sneakers while carrying a backpack.
Anyone with information regarding his 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.