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Man Slips Note to Astoria Bank Teller Demanding Cash in Failed Robbery Attempt: NYPD

Sterling National Bank at 37-16 30th Ave. (Google Maps)

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).

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The 114 was too busy giving tickets to bicyclists riding without reflectors on their bikes or for noise pollution because they put baseball cards in their spokes !!


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