2012-07-20 / Top Stories

Third Robbery For Chase Bank

Cops: Looks Like Same Note Job Thug
By Howard Schwach


This surveillance photo, taken on June 22 by a bank camera, shows the man wanted by police for all three of the bank jobs. This surveillance photo, taken on June 22 by a bank camera, shows the man wanted by police for all three of the bank jobs. For the third time in less than two months, the recently-opened Chase Bank at 68-20 Rockaway Beach Boulevard was robbed by an unidentified bank thief on Monday morning.

Police say that the robber, identified as a man in his late 30s or early 40s, about

5 feet 8 inches tall and with a goatee, walked into the bank at about 10:15 a.m. on July 16, handed the teller a note and showed her a handgun.

He had allegedly struck the same bank branch previously on May 25. In that robbery, he said that he had a gun, but never showed it.

He next hit the Chase bank branch on June 22, once again showing the teller a handgun.

Local police sources say that they believe the same man perpetrated all three robberies.

And, in all three, he walked away with an undisclosed amount of currency and fled towards the elevated subway line behind the bank.


A detective from the 100 Precinct looks for clues at the Chase bank at 68-20 Rockaway Beach Boulevard shortly after the robbery. A detective from the 100 Precinct looks for clues at the Chase bank at 68-20 Rockaway Beach Boulevard shortly after the robbery. The robber in the first two incidents was described as a man in his late 30s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and approximately 200 pounds, with facial hair. In the first robbery, he wore a Yankee hat and an orange contractor’s vest. In the second robbery, he wore a burgundy hat and burgundy shirt.

For this week’s robbery, the man seems to have grown a small goatee. In addition, he was described as being in his late 30s or early 40s.

He wore black-framed glasses, a white baseball cap, blue jeans and a white T-shirt.

A search of the area, including the nearby subway line, was negative.

Nobody was hurt in any of the three incidents.

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

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