( 4UMF NEWS ) Man In Wheelchair Robs Bank:
A bandit in a wheelchair stuck up a Queens bank — and then rolled off with the loot, cops said Monday.
The crook entered the TD Bank branch on Queens Blvd. by 41st St. in Sunnyside at 1:46 p.m., cops said, and made his way to a teller. He passed a note, threatening that he had a bomb and a gun. When the teller handed him cash, the thief fled south on Queens Blvd.
Cops would not say how much money was stolen. Police described the robber as black and between 25 and 35 years old.
The crime was similar to a June heist in which a man in a wheelchair robbed another Queens bank and made off with more than $1,000.
That bank job happened around 2 p.m. at the Santander Bank on Broadway in Astoria, and the robber in that case was described as being in his 20s. He also passed a note to a teller and did not flash a weapon.
The teller handed over $1,212, cops said.
Santander customers were flabbergasted by the unlikely thief last summer.
“You really can’t trust anybody,” said Astoria resident Helen Karagiorgos, 45.
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