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Bank robber strikes twice in Springfield Gardens


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

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He lost one, he won one.

A bank robber had mixed results in two bank robbery attempts in Springfield Gardens on Friday afternoon, police said, failing to get cash from one branch but succeeding at another location a short time later.

Reportedly, the first attempted heist occurred at 3:39 p.m. inside the Bank of America located at 216-02 Merrick Blvd.

Police said the perpetrator approached a teller and handed over a demand note. He then fled the scene after the employee refused to comply with the request.

About a half-hour later, authorities said, the same crook walked into the Chase bank located at 231-02 Merrick Blvd. at about 4:10 p.m. and again passed a demand note to the teller.

Reportedly, he also motioned to his waist and threatened to shoot if the teller did not comply with his demand. Police said no weapons were displayed.

Authorities said the employee handed over $1,191 in cash to the bandit, who then fled in an unknown direction.

Both robberies were reported to the 105th Precinct; there were no injuries.

The NYPD describes the suspect as a clean-shaven black male between 30 and 40 years of age, standing 5 foot 9 inches tall who was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and a black baseball hat with the letters “NY” written on the front. Police said he wore sunglasses during the first robbery attempt.

Anyone with information regarding the heist attempts or the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter the code TIP577. All calls and messages will be kept confidential.

 

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LaGuardia Terminal B to get luxury upgrade


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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PAULINA TAM

LaGuardia Airport, which Vice President Joseph Biden famously likened to the “Third World,” is getting a makeover that will include luxury spots like Tumi and a Centurion Club for American Express customers.

New department boutiques, eating establishments and infrastructure improvements will be added into LaGuardia Airport’s old Terminal B by the end of the year, airport retail developer MarketPlace Development announced on Tuesday.

“The Food & Shops program at LGA has won some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, and our goal is to continue to provide travelers with an exceptional shopping and dining experience and up-to-date amenities as a new terminal is being built,” MarketPlace Development President Paul McGinn said.

The remodeling will provide improved accommodations for a new terminal scheduled for construction in 2015.

Some of the new department stores will include America!, Desigual, Eddie Bauer, Lacoste, L’Occitane, Lick, Ruby Blue and Tumi. Refurbished eateries include Bowery Bay Café, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Piccolo Mercato, Six Block Bakery, Sorrentine and Villa Italian Kitchen. Some of the enhanced conveniences include Bank of America ATMs, The Centurion Lounge for American Express card members, and escalator and restroom upgrades.

 

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Suspect sought in Rosedale attempted bank robbery


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Authorities are looking for a man who tried to rob a Bank of American in Rosedale last month.

According to police, on Wednesday, February 27, at approximately 2 p.m., the suspect entered the bank located at 241-42 South Conduit Avenue, approached the teller window and passed a demand note. He then took the demand note back and fled.

The suspect is described as a black man in his 20s, approximately 6 feet tall, 160 to 180 pounds and was wearing a light gray hooded sweatshirt with a black scarf tucked inside around the neck.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

 

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