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Fox News
8 Apr 2023


A bank robber took an 81-year-old lady hostage and demanded money on Thursday, the NYPD told Fox News Digital on Saturday.

The suspect was seen on the Queens Ridgewood Savings Bank's security camera coming up from behind the elderly woman and wrapping his arm around her neck.

He held her in the chokehold for several seconds and threatened to shoot the customer if the cashier didn't give him money, according to the NYPD. 

NYC SUSPECT ARRESTED IN CONNECTINO WITH SHOOTING NYPD OFFICER

A man was seen on security video grabbing an elderly lady by the throat and demanding cash from a Queens bank

A man was seen on security video grabbing an elderly lady by the throat and demanding cash from a Queens bank (NYPD Crime Stoppers)

The suspect was given $205 and then ran from the scene before responding officers arrived. 

NYPD Crime Stoppers offered a $3,500 reward for information that leads to his arrest. 

The number is 1-800-577-TIPS. Information can also be sent as a direct message on the NYPD Crime Stoppers Twitter page. 

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An elderly woman was put in a chokehold by a bank robber in a Queens bank

An elderly woman was put in a chokehold by a bank robber in a Queens bank (Google Street View)

The Queens bank on Myrtle Avenue declined to comment on the robbery when reached by phone on Saturday. 

 

Chris Eberhart is a crime and US news journalist for Fox News Digital. Email tips to chris.eberhart@fox.com or on twitter @ChrisEberhart48