Bespectacled Bandit Denied in Midtown Bank Robbery Attempt, Police Say

By Ben Fractenberg on December 17, 2013 8:54pm 

 Police are looking for a man they say tried to rob a Bank of America on Third Avenue and 42nd Street Monday.
Police are looking for a man they say tried to rob a Bank of America on Third Avenue and 42nd Street Monday.
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MIDTOWN — A bespectacled bandit was thwarted on Monday by a bank teller who refused to comply with his demands for money, police said.

The man walked into the Bank of America at Third Avenue and 42nd Street about 11:25 a.m., wearing a black winter jacket, snowflake-patterned knit hat and glasses. He handed a teller a note demanding cash, but the worker refused and the would-be robber fled empty handed, police said.

No one was injured in the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).  You can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering "TIP577."
 

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