2017-03-08 / Front Page

Teller Foils Attempted Bank Robbery

By Liz Goff
Police are searching for a wannabe bank robber who tried to rob the wrong teller at a Queens Plaza bank on February 22.

Cops said the suspect walked into a Chase Bank branch at 25-15 Queens Plaza North at about 1 p.m. on February 22 and handed a teller a note demanding cash.

The teller read the note, refused to comply and walked away from her window, police said. The somewhat bewildered suspect stood for a second – then turned and ran from the bank.

The suspect is described as a black male, 45-50 years old, 5-feet, 8-inches tall and about 150 pounds. He was wearing jeans, a black jacket and a Yankees baseball cap at the time of the attempted robbery.

The same bank branch was robbed back in January, when a different suspect passed a note to a teller and walked away with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

Anyone with information is urged to call the CrimeStoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or click on www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.







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