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Police seek info on suspect in Hollis bank robbery

The NYPD is looking for help identifying the suspect linked to a bank robbery at Astoria Federal Savings Bank in Hollis earlier this month. Image courtesy NYPD
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HOLLIS — Police were looking for help in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in connection to a bank robbery that occurred within the confines of the 107th Precinct, the NYPD said.

According to police, the suspect entered Astoria Federal Savings Bank, at 179-25 Hillside Ave., around 12:15 p.m. July 9, and approached a teller, displaying a firearm. Police said the suspect handed her a note demanding money. After the teller complied and handed over an undetermined amount of money, the man fled the bank, according to the NYPD.

Police described the suspect as a black man between 30 and 40 years old, roughly 5-foot-7 and 180 pounds with light complexion and freckles. He was wearing a light-blue, short-sleeved shirt, light-blue jeans, black shoes, a blue New York Yankees baseball cap and mirrored sunglasses and was carrying a black bag, police said.

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