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Cops on the hunt for Rich Hill bank robbery suspect

Cops are on the lookout for this suspect wanted in connection with bank robberies in southern and western Queens. Images courtesy NYPD
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RICHMOND HILL — Police are looking for a suspect they say tried to rob three banks within the span of 70 minutes last week.

Cops said the suspect hit two banks in South Richmond Hill, a Chase on Lefferts Boulevard and a Citi Bank on Liberty Avenue, about six minutes apart after 9 a.m. Oct. 19.

The suspect, described as a black man in his 20s standing 6 feet tall and weighing between 185 and 200 pounds, allegedly handed tellers notes demanding money but left empty-handed.

On his third attempt, at an Astoria Federal Savings Bank on Hillside Avenue in Jamaica around 10:20 a.m., the suspect scored with $3,300, police said.

He was last seen wearing black sunglasses, a tan top and a black lumberjack-style hat, police said.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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