Man sought in Forest Hills bank robbery made his escape on MTA bus: NYPD

Forest Hills robbery
Cops are looking for this suspect in an alleged bank robbery in Forest Hills last month. (NYPD)

Police from the 112th Precinct in Forest Hills are on the lookout for a bank robber who made his getaway on an MTA bus last month.

The heist went down on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 16 when an unidentified man entered the Chase Bank branch located at 118-30 Queens Blvd. at around 9:20 a.m.

The suspect approached a teller and allegedly passed a note demanding cash. The teller completed and the man took off in an unknown direction with $500 in cash, police said, adding that there were no injuries reported as a result of the incident.

On Saturday, the NYPD released surveillance photos of the suspect on board the MTA bus following the heist and described him as having a dark complexion, around 30 to 40 years of age with black hair. He wore a blue shirt, light blue pants, a black hat and a blue face mask under his chin.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.