Aug. 11, 2017 By Jason Cohen
The Chase Bank branch on Queens Plaza North was robbed yet again on Thursday, the fourth time it has been targeted this year.
The incident comes about two weeks after a man brandishing gun robbed the bank of $10,000. It was robbed in January and a man attempted to rob the branch in February.
In yesterday’s incident, the cops made an arrest.
Freddy McGrew, 51, entered the bank at 25-15 Queens Plaza North, at 9:50 a.m. and handed a teller a note demanding money. The teller complied and handed McGrew $800 before he fled on foot.
Officers apprehended him about a block away at Crescent Street and Queens Plaza North. He was charged with robbery and is due in court Aug. 24.
The bank has become a soft target for thieves.
In January a man handed over a note to a teller demanding money and made off with $1,000. Meanwhile in February, another criminal handed a teller a note, but the teller did not comply.
Last month a man with a gun came, handed over a note and fled with $10,000.
Call me crazy but maybe the police should hang out here.
It is easy money. Don’t even need a weapon. Just put your hand in your pocket, hand a teller a note and walk away with $1,000-$10,000 in cash. Worst case scenario, you get a couple years.
It’s actually the dumbest risk-to-reward ratio crime i can think of.
The FAKE MRLIC wrote the August 11,1:44 pm post about Jimmy Van Lamer stealing from the public. To Useyourwords you were not speaking to he REAL MRLIC.
Thank Mr. DumBlasio and all his idiotic, liberal followers letting despicable citizens get away with “petty” crimes.
I’d hardly consider this a petty crime but I’m sure you’d prefer armed bank guards getting into shootouts with bank robbers, right there in the bank lobby. These things don’t play out like in the movies.
No, but stop and frisk and zero tolerance policing certainly seemed to work, or, at least, the lack thereof coupled with the demonization of the police is resulting in an uptick in crime.
Does anyone think the Riker’s Island bus stop across the street has anything to do with the frequency of robberies at that branch?
I always planned my jobs around mass transit.
That’s because all the cops are hanging out in Dunkin donuts on Vernon.
I thought the cops were boycotting Dunkin’ Donuts?
theres a dunkin right next door to this bank.
stop it no one hangs out at that dunkin on vernon.
Have the police question Jimmy Van LAMER?!! He’s stolen millions from the tax payers for worthless things like education.
“Worthless things like education.”
Can’t tell if serious.