Long Island City Bank Robber Armed, Dangerous: FBI

He fled without taking any money; authorities are still looking for him

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    The FBI is looking for a Queens bank robber they say is armed and dangerous.

    Authorities said the suspect entered the HSBC bank at 22-15 43rd Ave. in Long Island City at about 9 a.m. Wednesday and approached the teller, pointing a small silver revolver through the barrier and demanding cash.

    As he waited for money from the teller, the suspect pointed his gun into the air and fired a round into the ceiling, prompting workers at the bank to drop to the floor, officials said.

    The suspect fled the bank without any money and left as a passenger in a black Lincoln town car. Authorities believe he was using a car service.

    Investigators also believe the suspect robbed a Capital One bank at 185 Broadway in Brooklyn on Oct. 18.

    "We are asking the public to be vigilant and to pick up the phone and call the FBI if they know this individual," said Supervisory Special Agent Barbara Daly. "We are asking for any livery drivers who have been in the area to give us a call; we believe this could lead us to this dangerous suspect."

    The FBI said it is offering a significant reward for a tip that breaks the case.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI immediately at 212-384-1000.