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Cops on the hunt for bank robbery suspect

Police released photos of the bank robbery suspect, Derek Colon. Photos courtesy NYPD
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RIDGEWOOD — Police were looking for a suspect wanted in connection with multiple bank robberies across Ridgewood and two other boroughs.

Derek Colon is described as a 24-year-old man with black hair, brown eyes and standing roughly 5 feet 6 inches tall.

At about 2:45 p.m. Nov. 23, Colon allegedly entered a Banco Popular, at 70-01 Forest Ave., handed over a note and received an undetermined amount of cash before fleeing the scene, according to the NYPD.

Then on Nov. 30, Colon allegedly tried the same thing at an Amalgamated bank, at 918 Seneca Ave., at about 3 p.m., police said.

He was unsuccessful but immediately moved on to another Amalgamated bank, at 56-29 Myrtle Ave., this time allegedly fleeing with an undetermined amount of money, according to the NYPD

In each case, Colon allegedly passed the teller a note, but did not display or simulate a firearm, police said.

He is wanted in connection with five other bank robberies outside the borough, according to a statement released by the NYPD.

Those with information should contact NYPD’s Crimestoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting its website at or texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577.

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