Sunday, June 21, 2009

Bandit Slips Teller Note Get Cash At Glendale Bank by Robert Pozarycki - - Times Newsweekly

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Takes Off With A Grand Of Dough

Armed with a note, a crook managed to withdraw cash from a Glendale bank during a heist on Tuesday morning, June 2, according to police.

Police guard the Capital One bank located at the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard in Glendale on Tuesday morning, June 2 shortly after a robber swiped an undetermined amount of cash from the branch. (photo: Joseph Epstein)

Reportedly, the robbery occurred at the Capital One Bank branch located at 83-24 Woodhaven Blvd. near Myrtle Avenue.

Law enforcement sources said the suspect—described as a 35- year-old African-American male standing between 6' and 6'2" tall and weighing 225 pounds who was wearing a blight blue shirt, blue jeans and mirrored sunglasses— walked into the branch at around 9:05 a.m. and handed a note demanding money to the teller.

Police later determined that the suspect displayed no weapons during the theft.

Moments later, authorities noted, the employee handed the bandit more than $1,000 in cash. The suspect reportedly took the money and fled from the scene on foot northbound on Woodhaven Boulevard.

Officers from the 104th Precinct responded to the scene. No injuries were reported.

Police units conducted a search of the surrounding area for the suspect. No immediate arrests were made despite their efforts.

The investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by the NYPD Major Case Squad and the Joint Bank Robbery Task Force, police said.

Anyone with any information regarding the heist that could prove helpful is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. Information may also be sent to Crime Stoppers by text message to 274637 (followed by the code TIP577) or online at

All calls and messages will be kept confidential.