A search is underway in Ridgewood for the thief who swiped money from a local bank Monday morning, police reported.
According to authorities, the heist occurred at 10:30 a.m. inside the Popular Community Bank at 918 Seneca Ave. off Hancock Street.
Reportedly, the suspect — described as a black male in his 30s — approached a teller and handed over a note demanding cash. Police said the employee complied with the request and provided the crook with $300 in currency; the perpetrator then fled in an unknown direction.
Officers from the 104th Precinct responded to the incident; there were no injuries.
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.