Man Steals $34K in Bank Robbery Spree, Police Say

By Aidan Gardiner on August 7, 2014 12:24pm 

 A man has stolen thousands of dollars from eight banks throughout the city since January, police said.
A man has stolen thousands of dollars from eight banks throughout the city since January, police said.
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MANHATTAN — A man has stolen $34,000 in eight city bank heists since the beginning of the year, police said.

The man has run the same scheme since January 25, handing tellers a note and running off with wads of cash, the NYPD said.

On July 28, the suspect stole $870 from a Greenwich Village Capital One bank at 154 Bleecker St., the latest in a string of robberies in The Bronx, Manhattan and Queens, police said.

He even robbed three banks twice including the Popular Bank at 134 Delancey St., a Capital One bank at 245 East 34th St. and another Capital One at 90 West Broadway, the NYPD said.

On May 8, the bank robber hit a Union Square Chase, at 69 Fifth Ave., at 12:20 a.m. and then walked around the corner and tried to rob a CitiBank at 79 Fifth Ave., but had to flee empty-handed, police said.

No one was injured in any of the robberies.

The suspect is about 5-foot-8 and 160 pounds, police said. He's been seen wearing a black beanie hat with "New York" embroidered on it, a black hoodie with a white Air Jordan logo on its left breast and various other outfits, police said.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).

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