$5,000 reward offered in pair of Queens bank robberies

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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The FBI is offering a reward for a man wanted in a pair of Queens bank heists

QUEENS, New York (WABC) -- Authorities are searching for a fugitive bank robber who they say hit two banks in Queens over the past month.

Police say 23-year-old Nicholas Brown allegedly struck in Whitestone and Long Island City, at a Chase Bank on Cross Island Parkway on August 18 and another Chase Bank at Queens Plaza North on July 28.

He allegedly gave the tellers notes in both robberies, even threatening that he had a bomb in the July incident.

No injuries were reported.

The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

Anyone with information is asked to call the New York Office of the FBI at 212-384-5000, or the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477).