Note-passing man leaves empty-handed during a failed heist at a Sunnyside bank

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Photos courtesy of the NYPD

Cops are looking for a note-passing crook who ultimately left with nothing after he tried to rob a Sunnyside bank.

According to police, at 11:56 a.m. on June 14, an unknown man walked into a Chase Bank located at 47-11 Queens Blvd. Once inside, he approached the teller and passed a note that demanded money.

After receiving the note, the teller walked away from the counter and didn’t return. The suspect then fled the scene empty-handed, heading westbound on Queens Boulevard.

Police described the suspect as a black man in his 50s and standing 6 feet, 2 inches tall. He was last seen wearing black sunglasses, a dark-colored bucket hat, a gray shirt, a black shirt, black pants and black and white sneakers.

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Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

It was the third attempted bank robbery in Queens on June 14. At about the same time the attempted heist in Sunnyside, a man made two robbery bids at Chase banks in Middle Village. At this time, police said, the robbery attempts do not appear to be connected.