Suspect robs East Tremont TD Bank on Monday: ‘I’m homeless, hungry and I’m not afraid to die.’

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The East Tremont Avenue TD Bank, pictured, was closed off Monday evening after a man claiming to have a gun allegedly robbed $700.
Photos Aliya Schneider

This article was updated at 5:25 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15 to add a comment from Councilmember Marjorie Velázquez.

“I have a gun. I’m homeless, hungry and I’m not afraid to die. I’ll take you down with me,” was written on a note handed to a TD Bank teller before the business was robbed in Throggs Neck on Monday, according to an NYPD source.

The teller complied, and the suspect ended up running off with $700 from the 3755 E. Tremont Ave. bank, police said.

The unidentified man, described as light-skinned and possibly in his 50s, did not display a firearm, according to the police source.

Police officers inside the glass bank windows of the 3755 E. Tremont Ave. bank shortly before 7 p.m., after the alleged robbery on Monday evening.

The incident occurred within the 45th Precinct, around 4:50 p.m.

Councilmember Marjorie Velázquez, whose district encompasses the bank, said she hopes the suspect is found.

“I am incredibly sympathetic to the employees who had to experience this,” Velázquez said. “No one should feel unsafe at work.”

There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing, an NYPD detective said on Tuesday.

A TD Bank spokesperson declined to comment for this article.

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