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Brooklyn man charged in five Queens bank robberies: Cops

The NYPD released these images of a suspect in several bank robberies in Queens. Images courtesy NYPD
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JAMAICA — A Brooklyn man was arrested and charged with five bank robberies throughout the borough, according to the NYPD.

Sidney Williams, 43, of 727 Knickerbocker Ave., faces five counts of robbery in the incidents that took place between Feb. 3 and March 15., police said.

Four of the five banks robbed were Chase Bank locations in Rego Park, Sunnyside, Forest Hills and Maspeth , and the other one was a Capital One Bank in Jamaica.

Police said each of the robberies followed a similar pattern. The suspect went into the bank, waited to speak with a teller and then handed over a note demanding money, according to the NYPD.

In three of the five robberies, the suspect made away with an undisclosed amount of money, police said. In two of the robberies, the suspect did not receive any cash, according to the NYPD.

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