Police Hunting Man in Connection with Botched Upper West Side Bank Robbery

By Ben Fractenberg on January 14, 2011 5:08pm 

Police are looking for James Walton, 37, in connection with an attempted Upper West Side bank robbery.
Police are looking for James Walton, 37, in connection with an attempted Upper West Side bank robbery.
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By Ben Fractenberg

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

UPPER WEST SIDE — The police are looking for a man in connection with an attempted Upper West Side bank robbery in December.

Police said James Walton, 37, entered the Chase Bank at 260 Columbus Avenue around 5 p.m. on December 28. Walton allegedly demanded money from a teller after saying he had a weapon.

He then fled the scene before getting any money, police said.

Walton was last seen wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans and sneakers.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the NYPD at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit a tip online at www.crimestoppers.com or by texting your tips to CRIMES (274637), and then entering TIP577.


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