Police search for serial bank robber


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Photo courtesy of DCPI
Photo courtesy of DCPI

Police are searching for a suspect wanted in connection with five bank robberies in Queens since July.

The most recent robbery took place on Wednesday, December 12 at the Chase Bank on 31st Avenue in East Elmhurst. The suspect passes a demand note to the teller while also displaying a gun from inside a newspaper or his waistband, according to police.

In all five incidents, the suspect received an undisclosed amount of money.

The other robberies took place at the Amalgamated Bank on 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights on July 17, the Chase Bank on Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village on August 10, the HSBC Bank on 43rd Avenue in Long Island City and the Chase Bank on Steinway Street in Astoria.

Police described the suspect as  a black or Hispanic male between 25-35 years old, 5’8″-6′ tall and 180-200 pounds.