Busy bank robber behind two Queens heist attempts gets away with thousands, cops say

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Cops are looking for a note-passing thief that stole thousands of dollars after trying to rob two banks in Woodside and Richmond Hill on the same day.

According to police, at 11:06 a.m. on Oct. 16, an unknown man walked into a Chase Bank, located at 59-26 Woodside Ave. After approaching the teller, the suspect handed him a note demanding money.

However, one of the employees pressed the alarm button and the crook fled the scene empty-handed.

Two hours later, authorities said, the suspect walked into the Capital One Bank, located at 115-20 Jamaica Ave., at 1:06 p.m. and passed a note to a teller demanding money. The teller complied and handed over $17,000. The crook then fled the scene westbound on Jamaica Avenue.

Cops described the suspect as a white man between the ages of 40 and 50-years-old and standing 6 feet tall. He was last seen wearing a blue jacket, blue jeans and white Nike sneakers.

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Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-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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