March 1, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
A man stole $1,000 from the TD Bank in Court Square yesterday after passing a note to the teller demanding money, according to police.
The thief went inside the bank at 21-31 46th Ave. just before 11 a.m. on Feb. 28, and slipped the note directly to the employee, police said. He then fled the scene after the bank worker gave him the $1,000 in cash, police say.
The incident followed an attempt just minutes before by the man to steal money at the nearby Bank of America, according to police. The thief went inside the 24-10 Jackson Ave. at 10:50 a.m., and placed a note up to the glass demanding money, police say.
He fled the location after the teller walked away, according to police.
The suspect is behind seven other robberies or attempted robberies at banks through Brooklyn dating back to Jan 2, according to police. He left with money in all but two of the incidents, with most of the values being undetermined. The last two incidents in Long Island City are his first attempts in Queens.
Police describe him as black, between 30 to 40 years old, and 5 feet 7 inches tall. He can be seen in surveillance video from a Jan. 9 robbery in a Greenpoint bank, where he quickly slipped a folded note to the teller.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
All calls are strictly confidential.
Hmmm, great disguise buddy! Nobody will recognize a tall skinny dreadlocked dude with a scruffy beard, big eyebrows and a white shell bracelet. Just a guess but maybe he has an Caribbean accent as well.
Oh great, DUMBLASIO would have you believe crime was down, but this single isolated crime completely disproves that. There’s more criminals in LIC than in Trump’s entire cabinet!
I’m telling you neighborhood going down the tubes with all the homeless shelters in the area. No turning to bank robberies – wait until the summer time when it will be hot outside and an uptick in robberies and break-ins, muggings in Sunnyside and LIC because these new neighbors. Look for the guy at the homeless shelters in LIC, you probably find him lurking around there. He’s probably a Jamaican looks like he has dred locks under his skull knit hat, etc.
Ah hello along with gentrification crime can increase with the influx of affluent residents. It’s nothing new. We’ve had a homeless shelter for years on Borden ave and no issues. So you stating that it’s due to the new ones please. It would happen any way some how.