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After two failed attempts, Queens bank robber nets $3,300 from third

Police are looking for a man who tried unsuccessfully to rob two banks in Queens before making off with several thousand dollars from a third bank Saturday.

queens bank robber Police are looking for a man who tried unsuccessfully to rob two banks in Queens before making off with several thousand dollars from a third bank Saturday.
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The third time’s a charm for a bank robber in Queens.

Police are looking for a man who tried unsuccessfully to rob two banks before making off with several thousand dollars from a third bank Saturday morning.

The first attempted robbery occurred about 9:15 a.m. at a Chase Bank in South Richmond Hill, police said. The suspect passed a bank teller a note demanding money. When the teller refused, the suspect fled to a Citi Bank less than three blocks away and tried the same tactic less than 10 minutes later. Again, he left empty handed.

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The suspect reappeared an hour later, three miles away, at Astoria Federal Savings Bank on Hillside Avenue. This time, after the suspect passed a note demanding money, the teller handed him $3,300.

Police describe the suspect as a 200-pound black man in his 20s or 30s.He was last seen wearing sunglasses, jeans, a black lumberjack style hat and a tan top, police said.

Police ask anyone with information to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

 
 
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