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Staten Island bank robber claims he has bomb: NYPD

The man entered the bank Tuesday afternoon threatening to blow himself up, police said.

The suspect in the Richmond County Savings Bank robbery.

NYPD

A Staten Island bank was held up by a robber posing as a bomber Tuesday, police said.

At 3:20 p.m. a man with a nude-colored stocking over his head and carrying a white bag went into the Richmond County Savings Bank at 879 Amboy Rd. , yelling that he had a bomb and threatening to blow himself up if he didn't get some money fast, police said.

The robber went up to a teller and demanded cash, specifically 50- and 100-dollar bills, and was handed $7,800 and fled, police said.

A still image taken from surveillance tape shows the man described to be about 50, 6 feet tall and wearing a black hat, red sweater and blue jeans.

The suspect was last seen heading north on Amboy Road.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident 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 theCrime Stoppers websiteor by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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