Tag Archives: Bank Robbery

Suspect takes $4K in LIC bank robbery: cops


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Police are looking for a suspect who took $4,262 from a Long Island City bank Tuesday afternoon.

The man entered a HSBC Bank on 43rd Avenue near 23rd Street at about 3:30 p.m., approached a teller and passed a demand note before fleeing with the cash, police said.

Authorities describe the suspect as Hispanic, about 30 to 35 years old, 6 feet tall, 230 pounds, with a mustache and a heavy build. He was last seen wearing a black baseball hat, blue jeans, white sneakers, a blue button-up shirt and dark sunglasses.

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

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Police searching for Flushing bank robber


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Cops are looking for a Flushing bank robber who took off with $500 Tuesday afternoon.

The robbery took place about 4:40 p.m. at a TD Bank, located at 56-50 Main St., police said.

After entering the bank, the suspect approached the teller, passed a demand note and fled westbound on Booth Memorial Avenue with the money, officials said.

Police describe the suspect as an Asian man, 17 to 25 years old, 5 feet 5 inches, with blond hair and a slim build. He was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and a black baseball cap.

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

 

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Pair sought in Forest Hills bank robbery


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Two men robbed a Forest Hills bank Friday, taking more than $1,000 before fleeing, cops said.

The theft took place about 3 p.m. at a TD Bank on 108th Street, according to police.

After the suspects walked into the branch, they allegedly approached the teller and demanded money.  One of the suspects jumped over the counter and removed money from the drawer, then both men escaped in an unknown direction with about $1,700, officials said.

Police describe the first suspect as 25 to 30 years old and about 5 feet 11 inches tall with a slim build. He was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses, and has a beard. The second suspect is about 24 to 25 years old and 6 feet 1 inch tall with a slim build.

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

 

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Cops: Hollis bank robbery suspects steal $3,200


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Two men robbed a Hollis bank Saturday afternoon, taking off with $3,200, police said.

The suspects entered the TD Bank at Hillside Avenue near 188th Street about 12:15 p.m., demanded money from the teller and fled with the cash, according to officials.

Police describe both suspects as black males and 25 to 30 years old. The first suspect is about 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and the second is approximately 6 feet tall.

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

 

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Cops arrest Maspeth bank robbery suspect


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A man was arrested and charged with committing a bank robbery in Maspeth on Tuesday, police said.

Jimmie Knight, 56, a Staten Island resident, walked into the Chase Bank at 66-02 Grand Ave. about 3:25 p.m. and indicated that he had a weapon in his coat pocket, cops said. He then removed money from the bank and fled.

Police searched the area until they found Knight, who was at the intersection of Grand Avenue and 64th Street.

Knight was charged with robbery, menacing, criminal possession of stolen property and harassment, cops said.

 

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Police: Suspects wanted for Flushing bank robbery


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Police are looking for two suspects who allegedly robbed a bank at gunpoint Friday night.

About 7:10 p.m., the pair entered a TD Bank on Main Street in Flushing. The first suspect took out a firearm, announced a robbery and ordered a bank employee to the ground, police said. The second jumped over a counter, took $142 and both suspects fled.

One robber is male, around 6 feet tall, and was wearing a blue-hooded wind breaker with an “NY” logo, black jeans and black gloves. His face was covered by a scarf. The second suspect is also male, around 5 feet 10 inches tall with a dark complexion and medium build, police said. He was wearing a hat, sunglasses, a dark jacket, black gloves and dark jeans with dark-colored boots.

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

Jackson Heights bank robbery suspect wanted


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Police are looking for a man who robbed a Jackson Heights bank.

According to cops, on Wednesday, October 2 at approximately 9:36 a.m., the suspect enter the Citibank, located at 80-19 Roosevelt Avenue, and approached a teller and passed her a note. The note said the suspect had a firearm and was demanding cash. The teller did what the note said and the suspect fled with close to $800. No injuries were sustained during the robbery.

The suspect is described as a white male, between 25 to 30 years old, 5’8”tall, slim build, and at the time wearing a black winter coat, sunglasses, a grey knitted hat and carrying a black guitar case.

Police have released a photo of the suspect.

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

 

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Police search for serial bank robber


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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.

Robbery suspect wanted


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Police are looking for a suspect wanted for a September 28 robbery at the Cross County Savings Bank on Eliot Avenue.

The suspect entered the bank just before 3 p.m., police said, and passed a note to the teller demanding money. The teller handed over an unknown amount of cash and the suspect fled, police said. No injuries were reported and police are still investigating.

The suspect is described as a white man between age 35 and 40, 6’ to 6’2” tall, of thin build and weighs 150 to 160 pounds. He was seen wearing thick glasses, a red wig, a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue cap with a “NY” logo, police said.

 

Police searching for bank robbery suspects


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RMA#527 Incident #1 112 PCT

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the following suspect wanted for two armed bank robberies which occurred within the confines of the 112 and 105 Precinct.  Details are as follows:

 

On Thursday, April 26, 2012, suspect entered both locations listed below, approached the teller, displayed a demand note and a black firearm and demanded money.  In both incidents he received an undetermined amount of USC and fled the location.  There were no reported injuries as a result of these incidents.

 

Incident#1 (112 Pct): April 26, 2012 (Thur) at 1330 hours inside of 99-00 Metropolitan Avenue (Chase Bank).

Incident#2 (105 Pct): April 26, 2012 (Thur) at 1430 hours inside of 252-25 Union Turnpike (Capital One Bank).

 

Suspect: M/W/20-25, 5’2″, 5’3″, 120-125lbs (small build) armed with a black handgun. He was last seen wearing black jacket, gray hoody sweatshirt underneath, black pants and a baseball hat with Oakland Raiders insignia.

 

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

NYPD searching for suspect in 3 bank robberies


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Police are searching for a suspect wanted in connection with three bank robberies throughout Queens.

The incidents took place at Chase Banks in Maspeth, Corona and Forest Hills between February 4 and March 24.

In each instance the suspect approached the teller and handed them a note demanding money.

Police described the suspect as a black male in his 30s approximately 5-feet-9-inches tall and 180 pounds.

Anyone with information in regard to these incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM

 

Police search for serial bank robber


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pattern 4 #02

A suspect wanted for three February robberies has struck twice more in March, police said.

Last month, the suspect robbed three Chase banks in Rego Park, Long Island City and Forest Hills, according to authorities, all of which are located along Queens Boulevard.

Police say the suspect is responsible for two more bank robberies that occurred at a Jamaica Capital One and a Maspeth Chase this month, with the most recent incident taking place on Thursday, March 15.

The suspect enters the bank and hands a note to the teller demanding money, police said. He then flees the location.

Police described the suspect as a black male in his 30s, standing 6-feet-2-inches tall.

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

 

Police search for suspect in three Queens bank robberies


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RMA #223-12 MCS Bank Robb. 2-24-12 (1)

Police are searching for a suspect they believe is responsible for three February bank robberies.

The suspect hit three Chase banks all along Queens Boulevard. In each instance the suspect, described by police as a 30-year-old black male, approached the teller with a note demanding money.

The three robberies occurred on February 3, February 14 and February 23 at the Rego Park, Long Island City and Forest Hills branches, respectively.

The suspect made off with money only one of the three times.

Anyone with information regarding the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

 

Courier Police Blotter


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109pct Bank Robbery SuspectW

109th Precinct

Downtown Flushing, East Flushing, Queensboro Hill, College Point, Malba, Whitestone, Beechhurst and Bay Terrace

 Seek bank robber

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the suspect wanted in connection with a bank robbery that occurred within the confines of the 109th Precinct.

On Friday, January 20 at approximately 5 p.m., the suspect entered a Chase Bank, located at 57-27 Main Street, approached a teller and demanded cash. According to police, the teller complied and handed the suspect an unknown amount of cash before he fled.

 There were no reported injuries.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.

 

Thief stabs woman in stomach

 Cops are on the hunt for an assailant who stabbed a 51-year-old woman in the stomach after he tried to snatch her purse.

 Police said the woman was rushed to New York Hospital Queens with non-life-threatening injuries on January 26 from Union Street, where she was attacked at 6:15 a.m.

Police seek missing 83-year-old woman

 Police say an 83-year-old woman never returned home from a doctor’s appointment.

 Xiu Lan Shen was last seen on January 30 at her doctor’s office located at 136-20 38th Avenue.

 Police say she is approximately 5’02″and weighs 105 pounds. She was last seen wearing a brown jacket, black sneakers and black pants.

 Anyone with information in regards to her location is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.

111th Precinct

 Bayside, Douglaston, Little Neck, Auburndale, Hollis Hills and Fresh Meadows

 Precinct Community Council meeting

 The 111th Precinct Community Council will meet on February 7. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. the meeting will take place at the precinct stationhouse, located at 45-06 215th Street in Bayside.

114th Precinct

 Astoria, Long Island City, Woodside and Jackson Heights

 Two suspects wanted for a commercial robbery

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating two suspects wanted in connection with a commercial robbery.

On January 17, at approximately 6 p.m., two male suspects entered 23 Steinway Street armed with a handgun. Police say they ordered the owners, employees and one customer to lie on the floor while they removed money. Police say they then fled on foot southbound onto Steinway Street.

One suspect is described as a male black, approximately 35 years old and 5’10″ tall, weighing 190 pounds. Police say he has dark skin and a mustache. He was last seen wearing a black ski cap, a black hooded jacket, blue jeans and tan work boots.

The other suspect is described as a male black, approximately 35 years old and 6’1″ tall. Police say he weighs 190 pounds and has a slim build and dark skin. He was last seen wearing a black ski cap and black hooded jacket.

 These suspects are wanted for a commercial robbery on Steinway Street.

 

115th Precinct

 East Elmhurst, North Corona and Jackson Heights

 

Male assaulted, found dead on ground

 A 25-year-old Hispanic male was found dead in front of 111-08 38th Avenue on January 31.

Police responded to a report of an unconscious male, and upon arrival, found the unidentified victim dead on the ground with trauma to his head.

According to police, further investigation determined that the victim had been assaulted by a group of unidentified males.

Although there are no arrests yet, police said the investigation is ongoing.

Suspect wanted for impersonating a cop

 The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating an individual wanted for questioning in regards to a robbery and criminal impersonation of a police officer.

 On December 25, at approximately 8 a.m., the suspect approached a 50-year-old male victim in the rear of 35-38 96th Street.

 The suspect identified himself as a police officer, proceeded to search the victim and removed the victim’s watch and wallet — which police say contained miscellaneous items — before he fled from the location.

 The suspect is described as a male black, 5’6″ tall.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.

 

Two Men Shot Dead, One on a Bus in Queens


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Two Men Shot Dead, One on a Bus in Queens

A gunman killed two people — one on a crowded city bus — in Queens on Friday afternoon, the authorities said. The police said that when they arrested a suspect, he told them he “had a beef to settle.” One of the victims was his girlfriend’s son. He apparently did not know the other one. A third person was shot on the bus, but survived. The violence began at about 3:40 p.m. in an apartment in the Baisley Park housing complex at 116th Avenue and Guy R. Brewer Boulevard in South Jamaica, the police said, where an 18-year-old, described as the son of the suspect’s girlfriend, was shot in the neck and then fell or jumped out of a second-floor window. Read More:  New York Times

 

TSA Officials Deny Grandmother Was Strip-Searched At JFK

A grandmother from Long Island says she was injured and humiliated during a strip search at Kennedy Airport. Lenore Zimmerman, 85, says she asked be patted down instead of walking through a body scanner because she thought it would interfere with her defibrillator. Instead of a pat-down, she says the security screeners took her to a private room and asked her to remove her pants and other clothing. Read More: NY1

 

Victim Marvin Gilkes told wife ‘I love you so much’ before being shot to death by maniac on Q111 bus in Queens

The Queens bus passenger fatally shot by a crazed ex-con told his wife “I love you so much” the day he died — and was on his way to see his mom when he was shot on the Q111. Minutes before Marvin Gilkes was shot in the back of the head Friday, accused gunman Damel Burton had killed his girlfriend’s 18-year-old son, police said. Authorities say he was delusional, certain his past crime victims and every passenger on the bus was out to get him. Injured — but recovering in Jamaica Hospital— was Jojuan Lipsey, 29, who was shot in the jaw on the bus. Read More: Daily News

 

Marlins reel in Jose Reyes for 6 years, $106M

Jose Reyes is speeding to the suddenly splurging Miami Marlins. The All-Star shortstop became the second top free agent to land with the Marlins in a matter of days, agreeing Sunday night to a $106 million, six-year contract, CBSSports.com’s Danny Knobler confirms. After adding All-Star closer Heath Bell for $27 million over three years, the Marlins gave the NL batting champion a deal that includes a club option for 2018 that would make the contract worth $120 million, a person familiar with the deal told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not yet been announced. Read More: CBS News

 

Heist cop hired to drive Brooklyn bus

An infamous dirty cop — who was caught moonlighting as a bank robber in the 1990s — has a new gig driving a city bus in Brooklyn, The Post has learned. Former Queens cop Paul Voss is now working the night shift driving the B44 bus, some 13 years after his arrest for sticking up five banks — including one when he was on duty. The MTA knew all about his criminal past, but it decided to hire the badge-betraying bandit last April. Read More: New York Post

 

J. Cole earns Best New Artist Grammy nod

In a year that J. Cole released a debut album that reached the top of the Billboard charts, the St. John’s University graduate has been recognized for his meteoric rise with a Grammy nomination. Cole, 26, was nominated for Best New Artist where he will go up against The Band Perry, Bon Iver, fellow Queens rapper Nicki Minaj and Skrillex.  Acts such as The Beatles, Mariah Carey and Alicia Keys have taken home music’s version of Rookie of the Year. Read More: Queens Courier

 

Accused deadbeat dad ordered to pay child support for Staten Island son

A Queens man is accused of ducking out on more than two years of child support payments for his Staten Island son. Authorities say Sammy D. Pico, 28, was ordered in October 2007 by a Family Court judge to pay $63 a week in child support. According to court papers, he was in arrears for $16,485.  His son, who is now 11 years old, lives in Grymes Hill, according to authorities. Read More: Staten Island Live

Man in Fake Beard Fires at Officers in Queens, Police Say

A man disguised with a fake beard and wearing a dark trench coat pulled a gun from his pocket and shot at two police officers who approached him in Queens on Friday afternoon, the police said. Neither officer was injured when the man, described only as in his 30s, opened fire at the corner of 37th Road and 76th Street in the Jackson Heights section. He fled and was not caught. His fake beard, dark glasses and hat were recovered during the chase, the police said. Read More: New York Times

Police Find Queens Shooting Victim In Car With Multiple Wounds

Police are investigating the shooting death of a man found with multiple gunshot wounds inside a car in Queens. Ronny Valdez, 29, was found Saturday morning slumped over the wheel of a White Acura with New Jersey license plates in Howard Beach. Neighbors say Valdez was shot while driving and lost control of the vehicle, side-swiping another car before coming to a stop. Read More: NY1