Bank Robber Sought in Brooklyn and Staten Island Heists
By Alexander Hotz on August 2, 2012 1:01pm
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.