Jets Fan Robs Five Banks in Two Hours, Cops Say
NEW YORK CITY — Good guys don't always wear white hats.
A young man in a white cap and Jets T-shirt suspected of stealing $9,205 dollars from two Midtown banks during a 20-minute bank robbing spree in April struck again Friday this time visiting five banks in two hours.
This time he began around 1 p.m. on the Upper West Side and worked his way south to Grand Central Station. During the trip, he successfully robbed two of the five banks, police said.
It was unknown how much money he stole during his second go-around.
Police described the suspect as a white man between 25 and 30 years old, about 5 foot-11 inches, and 190 pounds. The clean-shaven man was photographed at one of the banks wearing a dark leather jacket, a white baseball cap, and a gray New York Jets T-shirt.
The NYPD released the photograph Friday night.
His first series of bank robberies happened on April 12. At 11:35 a.m. he walked up to a teller at a Sovereign bank on 3rd Avenue near 45th Street and demanded money. After getting $1,755 he ran north.
Twenty minutes and 20 blocks later he walked into a Chase bank on 3rd Avenue and 65th Street. Again he approached the teller demanded money. He ran away with $7,450.
On Friday at 12:50 p.m., the suspected bank robber struck again, this time at a Chase on 96th Street and Broadway. He walked up to the teller and demanded cash but was denied the money and ran away empty handed.
Less than half an hour later he walked into another Chase bank on Lincoln Square and demanded cash. Again, he failed to get any money and fled the scene.
At 1:30 p.m. the determined bank robber had a change of luck. He walked into a Capital One bank on 57th Street near 6th Avenue and demanded money. The teller complied and handed over and undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect then headed east to his next target.
It took him ten minutes to walk less than a block to the Bank of America on the corner of 56th Street and 5th Avenue. This time he was denied by the teller and fled without any cash. But before he left, security cameras captured his face.
At 2 p.m. he made his last stop at the Capital One bank near Grand Central Station. He approached the teller, demanded money and ran away with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The NYPD’s Major Case Squad is investigating the robberies.
Anyone with any information on the suspect should call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).