Thief Comes Up Empty in Harlem Bank Robbery Tries, Cops Say

By Ben Fractenberg on August 18, 2011 6:07pm 

Police are looking for this man in connection with two Harlem bank robberies in August 2011.
Police are looking for this man in connection with two Harlem bank robberies in August 2011.
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HARLEM — Police are looking for a suspected thief who allegedly tried to rob two Harlem banks last week - but fled empty handed both times.

The first incident happened at the Wells Fargo Bank on Lenox Avenue and 117th Street on Aug. 11 about 5:30 p.m., police said. The man allegedly handed a teller a note demanding money, but left without getting any cash.

The following day the suspect gave a teller a note at a Chase Bank on 125th Street between Manhattan Avenue and Frederick Douglass Boulevard. But again, he ran off without getting any money.  

Police describe the man as 30-35 years old, about 6-feet tall and 170-200 pounds. He wore sunglasses, a red, green and yellow hat, a yellow T-shirt and dark jeans during the first robbery attempt.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or text their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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