A man who attempted to rob one bank in Forest Hills on Friday morning popped up at a bank around the corner minutes later and successfully stole money from that one.
Cops say that a man walked into the Queens County Savings Bank at 107-40 Queens Boulevard at about 9:35 a.m. on Friday morning and gave the bank teller a note demanding money. The teller refused to hand anything over, and the man fled the scene in an unknown direction without any money.
Just 10 minutes later, a man who fit the exact description of the suspect at the Queens County Savings Bank attempted robbery walked into a Capitol One located around the corner, at 107-18 71 Avenue. The man gave the bank teller a note demanding money, and this bank teller complied, handing the man what police said was an "undetermined amount of cash." The man then fled in an unknown direction.
In both instances, the suspect was described as 5'10", 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes, and was wearing beige shorts and a blue shirt. A police spokesperson told Gothamist that the man captured on surveillance cameras in both banks appeared to be the same person.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782)
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.