Shade-wearing crook who stole cash from Middle Village bank still on the run

The Cross County Savings Bank on Eliot Avenue in Middle Village was robbed on March 7, police said.
Photo via Google Maps/Inset courtesy of NYPD

Detectives are looking for the bandit who swiped cash from a Middle Village bank during a heist on Wednesday afternoon.

Police said the robbery occurred at 3:55 p.m. on March 6 inside the Cross County Savings Bank at 80-10 Eliot Ave., off 80th Street.

According to law enforcement sources, the suspect — described as a heavy-set white man in his 40s and wearing sunglasses, a black hooded sweatshirt and black sweatpants — walked into the bank, approached the counter and passed a note demanding cash. Police sources said the crook did not display a weapon.

Seconds later, authorities said, a teller provided the perpetrator with more than $1,800 in cash. The bandit then fled from the bank on foot heading eastbound on Eliot Avenue.

Officers from the 104th Precinct responded to the incident. The case was later presented to the 104th Precinct Detective Squad for further investigation.

On Thursday afternoon, the NYPD released security camera images of the bank bandit.

Anyone with information regarding the case can call the 104th Precinct Detective Squad at 718-386-2723 or Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. All calls are kept confidential.

This story was updated on March 7 at 4:05 p.m. with additional details from police.

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