2012-06-29 / Top Stories

Another Note Job For Chase Bank

By Howard Schwach


This surveillance photo, taken on June 22 by a bank camera, shows the man wanted by police for both of the bank jobs. This surveillance photo, taken on June 22 by a bank camera, shows the man wanted by police for both of the bank jobs. For the second time in a month, a stillunidentified man walked into the new Chase bank branch at Arverne by the Sea on June 22, passed a note indicating that he had a gun and walked away with an unspecified amount of cash, police officials say.

The same bank was robbed in a similar manner on May 25, and police say the robber in that case has still not been collared and may well be the same man who committed the May robbery.

In the first job in May, the perpetrator was identified as being in his 30s and wearing a Yankee hat and an orange contractor’s vest.

He walked into the new Chase branch at 68-20 Rockaway Beach Boulevard at about 10:23 a.m. on May 18.

He handed the teller a note that said he had a gun and would use it if she did not give him cash.


The Chase bank at 68-20 Rockaway Beach Boulevard shortly after the robbery. The Chase bank at 68-20 Rockaway Beach Boulevard shortly after the robbery. The gun was never seen, however, police say.

In last Friday’s job, the robber also passed a note stating that he had a gun and requesting money, police say. This time, however, he showed a handgun to the teller.

Police describe the note-job robber as a man in his late 30s, about 5 foot five inches tall and approximately 200 pounds, with facial hair. He was last seen wearing a burgundy hat and burgundy shirt.

A search of the area, including the subway line, had negative results.

Nobody was hurt in either incident.

Detectives from the Queens Major Case Squad are investigating. Anybody with information is urged go call the detectives at 718-276-3470 or the 100 Precinct Detective Squad at 718-318-4266.

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