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Cops on the hunt for serial bank robber

Police are seeking information about the whereabouts of a man who is suspected of robbing five banks. Images courtesy NYPD
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Police were looking for a man suspected of robbing three banks in Queens and two in Brooklyn.

Authorities said a man, who originally hit two spots in Brooklyn Sept. 25 and Oct. 18, robbed an HSBC at 22-15 43rd Ave. in Long Island City, police said. The man entered the bank at 8:48 a.m. Dec. 7 and showed a firearm, police said. He shot a round into the ceiling and fled with cash, police said.

Next month, on Jan. 26, he entered a Sovereign Bank, at 75-15 31st Ave. in Jackson Heights, at about 9:41 a.m., put a firearm to an employee’s back and fled with cash, police said.

The man’s next crime was Jan. 28, when he entered a Chase Bank, at 205-19 Hillside Ave. in Douglaston, displayed a firearm and fled with cash, police said.

No one was injured in the robberies, police said.

The man is described as Hispanic, about 25 to 35 years old and about 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall. He has a mustache and a beard and was last seen wearing a green baseball cap, dark sunglasses, a blue long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans and brown boots.

Those with information should contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-577-TIPS, by its website at or by text at 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577.

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