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Cops on the hunt for Forest Hills bank robber

Authorities are looking for a suspect wanted in connection with a Forest Hills bank robbery. Images courtesy NYPD
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FOREST HILLS — Police were seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery of an HSBC Bank.

Authorities said the suspect walked into the bank, at 137-61 Queens Blvd., just before 11 a.m. Oct. 19 brandishing a metal pipe he had concealed in a newspaper as he passed a note demanding money.

The suspect, described as a black man in his 30s with a slim build and wearing a New York Yankees hat and dark jacket, then made off with an unknown amount of loot.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging on to the Crime Stoppers’ website at or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), and then entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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