Jan. 25, 2019 By Meghan Sackman
Police are searching for a man who attempted to rob Astoria’s Sterling National Bank on Christmas Eve.
Police say the man entered the 37-16 30th Ave. location at 12:40 p.m. on Dec. 24, and passed a note to the bank teller demanding money.
The would-be robber, however, fled after the teller refused his demands, and was last seen heading eastbound on 30th Avenue.
The suspect is described as Hispanic, between 20 to 30 years old, around 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 11 inches in height, and with a slim build.
He was last seen wearing an orange jacket, a black hooded sweater, black sweatpants, red sneakers and he carried a black backpack.
Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).