Note-passing crook robs an Astoria bank and takes off with $3,000: cops

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Cops are looking for a note-passing thief that took off with a small fortune from an Astoria bank last week.

According to police, at 10:40 a.m. on Sept. 8, an unknown man walked into Alma Bank, located at 41-02 Broadway, and approached the counter. He proceeded to pass a note which demanded money to the teller.

Law enforcement sources said the teller complied and handed over $3,000 in cash. The crook then fled the scene on foot eastbound on Broadway towards 42nd Street.

Cops described the suspect as a Hispanic man with a light complexion, brown eyes, a slim build, standing 5 feet, 8 inches tall and between the ages of 30 to 40 years old. He was last seen wearing a blue polo, blues jeans, black shoes and a black baseball hat.

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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 or for Spanish 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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