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NYPD: Man Robs Bank in Astoria, Makes Off With $3K

Police are looking for a man (pictured) who allegedly robbed the Capital One Bank branch in Astoria Monday (NYPD and GMaps)

Nov. 10, 2021 By Christian Murray

The police are looking for a man who robbed a Capital One Bank branch in Astoria Monday.

The suspect allegedly entered the 31-17 Broadway branch at around 4:10 p.m. before passing a note to the teller and demanding money.

The teller complied and handed over nearly $3,000 in cash, according to police. There were no injuries and no weapons displayed.

The suspect is described as being a light-skinned male in his mid 30’s, with black hair and facial hair. He was last seen wearing a gray dress shirt, jean shorts and black sneakers.

Police released a photo of the suspect that was taken on the bank’s security camera.

Anyone with information in regard to the robbery is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-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 or on Twitter @NYPDTips

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Ann C

Curious- Are tellers trained to hand over the money even if there is no weapon displayed? All it takes is a note to deliver the goods? Just wondering , as my concern is that this type of “robbery” will entice others to do the same. My sympathy to the Teller involved. I’m sure this was a frightful experience.


He will be released in a day if he gets caught. $3K for a night in jail. Not too bad.. Crime pays in NYC!


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