Police say the suspect was dressed in full construction clothing including a hard NYPD

Police are looking for a suspect who attempted to rob an Astoria bank Wednesday afternoon while dressed in full construction gear.


On April 27 at about 3:40 p.m. the suspect — described as a black man between 25 and 35 years old — entered the Sussex County Bank, located at 26-21 Astoria Blvd., according to authorities.


The man then took out a gun while he demanded money, police said, but ran away westbound on Astoria Boulevard empty handed.


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The NYPD — who released surveillance images of the man — describes him to be between 5 feet 10 inches and 5 feet 11 inches tall, and about 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a hard hat, reflective vest, a dust mask, gloves and dark sunglasses.


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 the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.