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Man Robs Sunnyside Bank of $1,200, Remains on the Run: NYPD

Suspect wanted for a robbery that took place at a Capital One Bank branch in Sunnyside Saturday (Photo: NYPD)

May 31, 2022 By Czarinna Andres

Police are searching for a man who robbed a Capital One Bank branch in Sunnyside of more than $1,200 Saturday and remains on the run.

The NYPD has released video of a man who allegedly entered the 40-20 Queens Blvd. branch at around 9:30 a.m. and handed over a threatening note to the teller demanding money.

The note, according to the NYPost, read: “THIS IS A BANK ROBBERY. I HAVE A GUN. NO ALARM – OR I WILL SHOOT. NO DYE PACK — OR I WILL SHOOT. Give ME 100 dollar BILLS and 50 doLLAR BiLLS. I HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE.”

The teller handed the suspect $1,220, according to police. The alleged perpetrator then fled the bank in a yellow cab, which he exited a few blocks away. He then fled on foot. There were no injuries stemming from the robbery.

The suspect is described as being approximately 45-55 years old, approximately 6 feet tall and weighing approximately 220 pounds.

The alleged robber was last seen wearing a black long sleeve shirt, dark colored jeans, black sneakers and black baseball hat.

Anyone with information in regard 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).

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Dave

$1200? Okay, so that’s the first fraction of monthly rent. Only $3000 more to go!

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Tom

No mention of skin color. Is it because we assume that he is Black and want to be politically correct and not offend anyone or is it just that people committing crimes in this city are usually Black so we don’t even have to mention it.

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Samantha

I believe police reports and crime stoppers use descriptions of what victims and witnesses say. If light medium or dark completion is not mentioned the police does not include it in searching for suspects even if its noticable on images. The only time media and police mention skin color or race now is usually when the suspect is white and its a hate crime or suspected one against a POC or group.

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Sick of Fox and it’s False flag games

Tom – Were you able to make out the man’s race from the video? Maybe the investigators weren’t either..

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The vast majority of NYC arestees are white...

People committing crimes in this city are usually Black? The NYPD stats say that’s completely wrong.

I’m sorry the description of the suspect offended you.

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Republicans believe in myths fairytales and conspiracy theories

@smh- At least now you’re using and stating sources unlike your earlier inaccurate posts like the ones related to abortion and Crime and rural counties just to name a few.

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Smh

I responded to those and posted sources. If you are that desperate for a pat on the head, please contact ssp for a copy of all my posts. I know they keep you up at night. Lol.

David Smith

When I was in my 20s & 30s, I got caught by the police doing a few things that were illegal. They always let me go. I don’t think a person of color gets treated the same way. If I was African-American & they found some weed on me, I would get arrested for possession. That’s a BIG reason why your statistics are not really accurate to support the premise of this discussion.

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Smh

What happened to you in the 1950s is irrelevant to the discussion. Why aren’t other minorities committing as much crime as blacks then?

Smh

So… because of your own personal experience and assumptions we should throw out empirical data? Classic white liberal thinking.

Why do Trump lovers make everything about their identity politics?

Maybe because his skin color can be clearly seen in the video? There’s a button shaped like an arrow, if you click it it plays videos! Welcome to the internet.

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Why are liberals making excuses for other people?

If its not about race, then why is the majority of crimes done by the black and brown community in NYC?

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Cause they don't want to speculate.

And you know you mention one culture, everyone else in that culture gets butthurt over the ‘accusation’ and cries BLM or whatever lives matter.

TBH, I think he looks Hispanic.

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Carol

People are desperate to put food on the table. You can not give out 1200 hundred dollars in stimulus payments one year and then just expect people to go to bed hungry every night the next year with the cost of living skyrocketing. I paid 99 dollars just to fill up my gas tank yesterday and 200 dollars for 4 bags of groceries for my memorial day picnic. My neighbors came out begging for leftovers. It was so sad. Julie Won and AOC please help!!!

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Tom

Help with what? Should we just give our free money to everyone? Oh we already do it’s called welfare. Earn your money honestly and stop making excuses and begging for help

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Arnold

Typical socialist. Blames society instead of the criminal. Doesn’t even consider the terror the workers at the bank experienced. You would change your tune if you were a victim of a crime.

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LIC Direct

Don’t drive Carol it you can’t afford to fill up your tank. $200 for groceries, this is the new normal, sorry but I have seen on more than a several occasions shoppers at Food Bazaar pass the EBT card and walk out with over $500 in food and only to pull out of the garage in a late model BMW SUV and even a Mercedes Benz 500. I guess we are footing the bill for those hungry recipients driving late model Luxury cars. The free ride is over, get use to it prices are never coming down. Julie Won & AOC help? They don’t even Know you exist.

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Smh

Well then, your post justifies the crime. Thank you. Are you or your neighbors entitled to rob your local bank now?

And receiving a stimulus payment should be a yearly thing or monthly thing? Government spending does what to inflation?

AOC has not passed a piece of legislation she proposed for the past 3 years since being elected and is one of the least effective members of Congress and Julie Won is another AOC disciple who hasn’t done anything worth talking about. Do you want her to sport another dress with another spicy message to get your hopes up?

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Barbara

@smh-How does an economy or merchant tell the difference between government money (spending) and private sector money (spending)?

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Smh

Do you know the difference between the public and the private sector? When the government prints more and more money and spends and spends while the national debt keeps getting bigger, the value of the dollar decreases.

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Dude take a remedial reading class

@smh-Thats not what Barbara asked…

Smh

Her comment is nonsensical. A merchant or economy cannot tell the difference where the money is coming from to pay for goods or services. This does not impact inflation. Carol was whining about stimulus payments. These payments increase inflation. Reading and understanding go hand in hand.

What's in your wallet?

At least he wore a mask. Good for him.

I remember back when wearing a mask in a bank was frowned upon and made the staff a bit jittery.

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Gullible Republicans believe myths fairytales and conspiracy theories

According to the idiots at Fox, Sleepy Joe is working back room deals with China, obstructing the meat supply, conspiring with Ukraine, stealing elections all while constantly running off to his beach house in Delaware. We should all be this sleepy.

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It's kinda easy when it has two enterences and exits!

Hmmm… What side of the building should I use today??????

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