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Crime & Cases November 30, 2012  RSS feed

TEEN GETS GREEN ON BLACK FRIDAY

Swipes Cash In Ridgewood Bank Heist
by Robert Pozarycki


Police guard the Capital One Bank on Forest Avenue in Ridgewood after last Friday’s heist. 
(photo: Joseph Epstein) Police guard the Capital One Bank on Forest Avenue in Ridgewood after last Friday’s heist. (photo: Joseph Epstein) Instead of browsing for holiday gifts, a teenage bandit used Black Friday, Nov. 23, to shop for hundreds of dollars in cash which he stole from a bank in Ridgewood, law enforcement sources said.

The suspect behind the heist, described as a Hispanic or African- American male in his teens with a dark complexion and wearing dark clothing, remains at large as of press time, police stated.

Reportedly, the caper took place at around 3 p.m. last Friday at the Capital One Bank located at 70-01 Forest Ave. near Myrtle Avenue.

According to information obtained by law enforcement sources, the crook approached a teller and presented a note demanding cash. Seconds later, authorities said, the employee complied with the request and handed the bandit an undisclosed amount of money.

The perpetrator reportedly took the money and fled from the scene in an unknown direction.

Members of the 104th Precinct responded to the scene. It was determined through an investigation that the bandit did not display any weapons, and that no one in the bank was injured.

Police units canvassed the surrounding area for the perpetrator, but despite their efforts, no immediate arrests were made, authorities noted.

The case was presented to the NYPD Major Case Squad for further investigation, police said.

Anyone with any information regarding the heist that could prove helpful is asked to contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-577- TIPS, by text message to 274637 (enter information, then the code TIP577) or online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

All calls and messages will be kept confidential.