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Police Searching for Man Who Attempted to Rob a Woodside Bank at Gunpoint Friday

Police are searching for a man who attempted to rob the Citizen Bank branch in Woodside at gunpoint Friday. The above picture was taken in May 2021, when the bank was being operated by HSBC (Photo: Google Maps)

June 10, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

Police are searching for a man who attempted to rob a Woodside bank at gunpoint Friday.

The suspect allegedly entered the Citizen Bank branch, located at 51-20 Northern Blvd., at around 2 p.m. and displayed a firearm before demanding cash, according to police.

The bank, which was previously occupied by HSBC bank, is located inside the Tower Square shopping mall.

The bank teller did not comply with the assailant’s demand for cash. The suspect then fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction, police said.

The suspect is described as black, and was last seen wearing all gray-colored clothing, cops said.

There were no injuries and an investigation is ongoing.

Police did not provide any more details pertaining to the incident.

Citizens Bank Woodside (Google Maps)

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Lanza Disciple

Why are we just learning about this days later? No local news hit, no tweet from DI Jenkins at the 114 telling us to protect our motorcycles but nothing about robberies or car vandalism that has erruped in Woodside? This side of Northern is nypd 108 while the opposite is 114. I would rather wait for 108 any day than DI Jenkins and the 114


I’m amazed that the criminal’s description was given. I hardly see it anymore. The mayor, DA, city council has unleashed all the criminals, mentally ill and the system is unable to prosecute anyone with the exception of someone who commits murder. This will continue until the citizens stand up and vote for treating criminals like criminals. I suspect it will take years and different people in these high positions.

The crime of threatening a bank teller with a gun...

“They committed a crime, but they didn’t get very much money!”

Wow the apologists have hit a new low.

Someone forgot to read

The bank teller did not comply with the assailant’s demand for cash. The suspect then fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction, police said.

"displayed a firearm before demanding cash"

I agree, they threatened a bank teller with a gun. That’s a crime, regardless of whether or not they comply. Imagine not understanding this ?


We went from a pandemic crisis to a hunger crisis!!! Political leaders need to do more to help people in need. Tired of hearing how safe nyc is compared to 20 years ago, 10 months ago, or 10 days ago. Its all ridiculous and not normal that you walk around the city fearing you will be robbed assaulted or killed and just have to normalize it to continue your life. Give the help people desperately need…food shelter gas health costs crime are all skyrocketing…whats next??


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