2018-05-30 / Front Page

Attempted Bank Robbery In Forest Hills

First Central Savings Bank in Forest Hills, the scene of an attempted robbery.

 Photo Tony BarsamianFirst Central Savings Bank in Forest Hills, the scene of an attempted robbery. Photo Tony BarsamianThe New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating an individual who is wanted in connection with an attempted robbery which occurred within the confines of the 112th Precinct.

It was reported to police that on Tuesday, May 22, at approximately 11:05 am, the individual entered the First Central Savings Bank located at 71-66 Austin Street in Forest Hills and approached the bank teller. The individual then passed a note demanding money. When the teller took too long to respond to his demands, the individual walked out of the bank empty-handed. He changed his clothes after he left the bank and fled on foot westbound on Austin Street.

The individual is a male, white, 30 to 40 years old, 6’0” in height, with a mustache. When he entered the bank he was wearing a blue and white hooded sweater, gray sweatpants and blue sneakers. Once he was outside of the bank he took off the sweater and changed his shoes; he was last seen wearing a black short-sleeved shirt, gray pants and black shoes.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). 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.


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