Bank robbery suspect critically injured in fall from subway platform in Queens

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Sunday, December 1, 2019
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A bank robbery suspect fell from an elevated subway platform in Astoria.

ASTORIA, Queens (WABC) -- A suspected bank robber is in critical condition after falling from an elevated subway platform in Queens.

Police spotted the man standing along the N and W lines in Astoria Saturday, minutes after the robbery.

He took off and tried to scale down a support beam, but fell and hit his head.

An ambulance crew took him away, but left behind his belongings which included a screwdriver, a MetroCard and car keys.

The robbery happened at a nearby Santander Bank.


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