Bank Robber Sought in Brooklyn and Staten Island Heists

By Alexander Hotz on August 2, 2012 1:01pm 

Police are looking for this man in connection with bank robberies in Staten Island and Brooklyn.
Police are looking for this man in connection with bank robberies in Staten Island and Brooklyn.
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NEW YORK CITY — Cops are hunting a suspect clad in all black who allegedly ripped-off two banks last week and attempted to rob a third in Brooklyn and Staten Island.

The first incident occurred in the Dongan Hills in Staten Island last Wednesday, when the suspect waltzed into a Capital One branch at 2083 Hyland Blvd. and passed the teller a note demanding cash, police said. The teller complied, and the man fled with an undetermined amount of money.

Two days later, the same man allegedly walked into a Northfield Bank branch at 283 Kings Hwy. in Gravesend, police said. The suspect slipped a note to the teller, then walked out with an unknown amount of money. 

The man was stymied in latest robbery last Monday, when a teller at a Citibank at 1871 Nostrand Ave., near Newkirk Avenue, in East Flatbush, refused to fork over cash. The suspect empty-handed. 

The alleged robber was described as 50- to 55-years-old, stood between 6 feet and 6-foot-2 and weighed about 300 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted by logging onto www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. 

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