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NYPD: Woman Robs Capital One Bank Branch in Sunnyside – Same Bank Robbed Monday

Capital One Bank, 40-20 Queens Blvd. (Google Maps)

April 15, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

Police are searching for a woman who robbed the Capital One Bank branch in Sunnyside today, less than 48 hours after the same bank was hit by a woman fitting the same description.

The suspect entered the 40-20 Queens Blvd. bank at around 1:50 p.m. and allegedly handed a teller a note demanding money. The teller handed over an unknown amount of cash before the woman fled the bank and headed south on 41st Street.

A NYPD helicopter could be seen scouring the area shortly after the robbery. Police describe the woman as being white, with black curly hair. She was wearing a red bandanna over her face.

Monday’s suspect (NYPD)

The robbery comes two days after a woman matching the same description targeted the bank.

The suspect on that occasion entered the bank at around 4:35 p.m., pretended to have a gun and handed over a note. The teller gave her over $1,400 in cash.

Police said it is likely that today’s suspect is the same individual that robbed the bank Monday.

Anyone with information in regard to these bank robberies is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at


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There are cameras all over, CVS, the bank, if they were working and checked I think at least one captured the woman outside, at this time of crisis maybe recuperating a few thousand dollars it doesn’t justify taking the time of police officers..just saying….


With this city giving so many things away this could be an honest mistake on her part. Someone could of wrote the note for her to take to the bank. For all we know she can not or did not read the note and is walking out singing “O.K. by me in America Everything free in America…” like ANITA from West Side Story. I mean she came back the next day. Anything is possible.


Suspect looks like she would make a good candidate for that new show called Dragnificent on TLC. Maybe Jimmy can get her an appearance on that show for a make over by Drag Queens once she is caught and released through bail reform. He does have all those great star connections and endorsements.


Problems that the city has with mental illness and substance abuse do not go away during a pandemic. City shelters and shelter hotels are having major problems trying to quarantine and monitor this population especially substance abusers. They need police help city and hotel staff is not enough.


What is the Bank doing about its own Security ?
Seeing a lot off Car’s sitting up on blocks, Criminals are having a field day in this City.


What was the response time from 108 to either one of these crimes?
We need a satellite precinct in Sunnyside. We probably pay the highest amount of taxes that pays for 108’s salaries. I asked the partners to bring this up in last community meeting, nobody said anything. If I wasn’t working night shifts, I’d be there to ask them directly but instead I will be writing to commissioner directly.


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