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Man sought in failed bank heist on Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights: NYPD

failed bank heist on Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights
Police are looking for this man who allegedly tried to rob a Jackson Heights bank on Wednesday afternoon. (Courtesy of NYPD)

Police from the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst are searching for a man who attempted to rob a Jackson Heights bank Wednesday afternoon.

The suspect entered the Santander Bank branch located at 83-20 Roosevelt Ave. at around 4:21 p.m. and proceeded to pass a note to a teller demanding money. The man claimed to have a firearm but did not display it, police said.

failed bank heist on Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights
Courtesy of NYPD

The teller refused to comply and the suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction empty-handed, police said, adding there were no reports of injuries during the failed bank heist.

The NYPD released surveillance images of the suspect who appeared to be wearing a dark Brooklyn Dodgers baseball cap and a black T-shirt with “Trap Addict” written across the chest in yellow lettering. He also wore a black face mask, dark pants and dark sneakers.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the suspects 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 CrimeStoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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