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Man in a wheelchair robs Broadway bank

wheelchair1June 30, 2015 Staff Report

A man in a wheelchair entered a bank in Astoria Monday, passed the teller a note and took off with cash, according to police.

The man entered Santander Bank, located at 37-10 Broadway, at 2:10 pm and passed the teller a note demanding cash. The suspect received approximately $1,200  and fled westbound on Broadway in his wheelchair.

The suspect is described as being between 25- and 30-years old, black, approximately 160lbs, clean shaven, wearing a grey hoodie, in a black wheelchair.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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