Reward offered for info on botched New Hyde Park bank robbery

James Galloway

Nassau County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information related to an attempted robbery of a North New Hyde Park bank last month. 

Detectives said the suspect entered the Chase Bank at 350 Hillside Ave. on Feb. 17 and gave a teller written and verbal demands. When the teller did not immediately respond, police said the subject fled without obtaining any money.

There were five employees and one customer in the bank at the time of the attempted robbery, police said. No injuries were reported.

According to police, the suspect was last seen fleeing eastbound on Hillside Avenue. Police described him as a five-foot-eight-inch, 40-year-old unshaven white male with a medium build. He was wearing a blue knit hat, round sunglasses, a red-and-black flannel jacket, a gray hooded sweatshirt, a tan shirt, light-colored knit gloves, blue jeans and dark-colored shoes, police said.

Crime Stoppers said people can receive further information by contacting the Nassau County Police Department Squad at 585-773-8040. They asked that anyone with information on identity or whereabouts of the suspect call 1-800-244-TIPS. Calls would remain anonymous.

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