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Cops: Suspect Said He Had Bomb Before Robbing Maspeth Federal Savings

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- The NYPD is asking for the public's assistance in identifying and locating a man wanted for a bank robbery in Queens.

A white male walked into Maspeth Federal Savings Bank on Wednesday at approximately 5:45 p.m., walked up to the teller and passed a note stating that he had a bomb, police said. The teller complied with his demand and handed the suspect an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect stuffed the money into a Models bag and then fled southbound on 69th Street towards Flushing Avenue, police said.

The suspect is described as a white male, around 18-20 years old and between 140 and 170 pounds.

The suspect was said to be wearing sun glasses, a black baseball hat, a white collared button down shirt, dark zippered jacket and one white/black baseball batting glove on his right hand, police said..

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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