Would-Be Bank Robber Targets Five Banks in a Day, Police Say

By Trevor Kapp on June 17, 2014 10:38am 

 Police are looking for this man, who they say tried to rob five banks over a four-hour span Monday.
Police are looking for this man, who they say tried to rob five banks over a four-hour span Monday.
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WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A robber targeted five banks Monday but made off with just $450, police said.

In the first incident, the suspect entered a Bank of America on Broadway at 171st Street around 1:30 p.m. and handed the teller a note demanding cash — but ultimately fled empty handed, police said.

Just minutes later, he struck at the Capital One Bank on West 181st Street and Wadsworth Avenue but again failed to get any money, the NYPD said.

He walked into a Chase Bank on Columbus Avenue near 97th Street about 3:30 p.m., passed the teller a demand note and was handed $50, police said.

Just 22 minutes later, he hit a Citi Bank at Columbus Circle but was again turned back, the NYPD said.

But in his fifth try, in the Bronx, he walked into a Chase Bank on East Fordham Road and Valentine Avenue just before 5 p.m., handed the teller a demand note and fled with $399, the NYPD said.

The suspect is described as about 30 years old, 5-foot-9 and 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a Cincinnati Reds hat, a red t-shirt, black shorts and white sneakers. He also had a thin beard and a gold chain, police said.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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