Bandit ambushes clerk opening a bank in Queens Village and steals the branch’s keys

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Police are looking for a suspect wanted in connection to a robbery in Queens Village.

It was reported that on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 7:50 a.m., an unidentified man approached a 28-year-old female employee in the rear of a TD Bank, located at 214-32 Jamaica Ave.

As she unlocked the door of the bank, law enforcement sources said, the suspect told her “this is a stick-up,” causing the employee to drop the keys on the ground and run away.

The suspect allegedly chased the employee for a short time before returning to the bank’s door, picking up the keys and fleeing on foot westbound on Jamaica Avenue, authorities said.

Photo courtesy of the NYPD
Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Police describe the suspect as a man standing between 6 feet, 1 inch and 6 feet, 3 inches tall, who was last seen wearing a ski mask, a blue hooded sweater, blue jeans, black gloves and black boots. The suspect was also carrying a black umbrella and a black duffel bag.

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.

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