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Man allegedly robs SI bank after claiming to have bomb, threatening to blow it up: police

GREAT KILLS, Staten Island – Police said a man robbed a Staten Island bank after he claimed to have a bomb and threatened to blow himself up Tuesday.

Police say this man robbed a bank after he threatened to blow himself up with a bomb on September 20, 2016. (Photo: NYPD)

Police say this man robbed a bank after he threatened to blow himself up with a bomb on September 20, 2016. (Photo: NYPD)

The NYPD said the bank robber entered Richmond County Savings Bank at 2879 Amboy Rd. around 3:20 p.m. Tuesday and yelled out he had bomb. He allegedly threatened to blow himself up before approaching a teller, demanding money.

The teller complied and gave the man an undetermined amount of money, police said. He fled the location northbound on Amboy Road, according to the NYPD.

The individual appears to be about 50 years old, 6 feet tall. He was last seen with a beige-colored stocking cap over his head and black hat on top, a red sweater and blue jeans.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).