Bespectacled Bandit Denied in Midtown Bank Robbery Attempt, Police Say
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.
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