Man seen wearing NY Jets jacket behind Queens bank robbery spree: police


NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Police are on the lookout for a man they say is responsible for six bank robberies in Queens in just the past two weeks.

Police said the man they're looking for has been involved in a bank robbery pattern that began on Nov. 17 and has continued as recently as Nov. 26. Cops detailed four of the six incidents.

The first known robbery occurred on Wednesday Nov. 17 just before 5 p.m., when the man, wearing a green New York Jets jacket, entered an Alma Bank location at 28-20 Ditmars Blvd.

It was then that cops said he passed a note to a teller demanding cash. The teller complied and the suspect fled on foot, making off with about $337, police said. No injuries were reported.
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The next disclosed incident occurred on Nov. 20, when the suspect entered a Queens Savings Bank on 108th Street, passed a note demanding cash and fled with $800, police said.

The next two crimes happened on Nov. 26, one at 10:30 a.m. at a Santander Bank on Roosevelt Avenue and the other at 4:30 p.m. at a Citi Bank on Metropolitan Avenue.
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In the first incident, he demanded cash via note, but the teller refused and he ran off, police said. In the second incident, police said he passed a note and took over $2,100 from the teller.

Police said in the most recent incident, the man fled in a Toyota Corolla that possibly had temporary tags on it.

The NYPD released several photos of the man, who is described as light-skinned, about 6-feet, 1-inch tall, 150 lbs., with blue eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS or on the Spanish line at 1-888-57-PISTA.

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