Oct. 17, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
Police are looking for a man who hit two banks in Queens Tuesday, leaving empty handed from a Woodside bank but with more than $17,000 from a Jamaica bank.
Both incidents happened within the space of two hours yesterday, with the thief first entering the Woodside Chase Bank, located at 59-26 Woodside Ave., just after 11 a.m.
Police say he slipped a note to the bank teller demanding money. One employee, however, hit the alarm button, causing the man to flee.
The thief then made his way to a Capital One bank at 115-20 Jamaica Avenue, where he approached the teller just after 1 p.m. with a note demanding money.
The bank teller complied, and gave him more than $17,000, police say.
The suspect is described as white, between 40 to 50 years old, and approximately 6 feet tall. He was last seen wearing a blue jacket, blue jeans, and white Nike sneakers.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Submit tips at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or text 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.