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Cops seek Ridge bank robber

Hooded hold up: Police say this man walked into Investors Bank on Third Avenue and threatened to start shooting if the bank refused to give him money, although police did not say if anyone saw him carrying a weapon. He got away with $6,400.
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Police want help identifying the guy who robbed an Investors Bank on Third Avenue in Bay Ridge on Dec. 7.

The man walked into the bank on the corner of 72nd Street at 2:40 pm and demanded dough, police said. He threatened to “start shooting” if he did not get what he wanted, although it’s not clear whether he had a gun, officials said. Bank employees handed over $6,400 in cash, and the man took off on foot with the loot, law enforcement sources said.

Cops believe the man to be in his 40s standing 5-foot-3. A still from bank security footage shows him wearing a red hoodie — hood up — and black jacket.

Someone called in a bomb threat at a TD Bank on Fifth Avenue around noon on the same day as the Investors Bank robbery, although police have not said if there was a connection between the two incidents. That TD Bank is the same bank an armed robber — who remains at large — hit for $3,000 on Nov. 14. Police are asking anyone with information regarding the incident to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

Reach reporter Dennis Lynch at (718) 260–2508 or e-mail him at dlynch@cnglocal.com.

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