Hipster Bandit Steals About $1,000 in ATM Robbery Spree, Police Say
MIDTOWN — A man sporting a beard, black-framed glasses, slim-fitting jeans and a fedora stole about $1,000 from victims' accounts using their banking information at four ATMs in Manhattan in May and June, according to police.
The man was able to get his victims' pin information and then access their accounts using a fake ATM card, an NYPD spokesman said.
The alleged hipster bandit first struck on May 10 at 5:50 p.m. when he removed cash from Chase Bank ATM at 260 Columbus Ave., police said.
He then hit a Bank of America at 224 West 4th St. at 3 p.m. on May 17, the NYPD added.
On May 31 at 2:34 p.m. he allegedly robbed a Citibank ATM at 395 6th Ave.
And on June 1 at 2:54 p.m. he stole cash from a First Republic Bank ATM at 1778 Broadway, according to police.
Police would not say how much he stole from each machine.
The suspect is between 25 and 30 years old, 5 feet ten inches to 6 feet tall with a slim build.
Anyone with information on the spree asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers' website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.