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Police release picture of Maspeth robber

MASPETH — The NYPD has released a photo of the man they say robbed a Maspeth bank in broad daylight Feb. 16, making off with an unidentified amount of cash, police said.

The suspect walked into an Amalgamated Bank at 69-73 Grand Ave. at around 11 a.m., grabbing an employee, police said.

The man then stuck an object into the employee’s back to simulate a firearm, police said. He then allegedly forced the employee to demand cash from a nearby teller, grabbed the money and then fled the scene, police said.

The robbery, in the confines of the 104th Precinct, comes after a wave of other brazen robberies across the borough by a man the Federal Bureau of Investigation has dubbed the “Holiday Bandit” for his Yuletide thievery.

In the latest New York state ´╗┐robbery, suspect Marat Mikhaylich allegedly held up an Investors Savings Bank, at 35-02 Broadway, in Astoria last week.

Anyone with information about to the Maspeth robbery is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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