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'White Glove Bandit' Sought by FBI

By Wil Cruz | March 13, 2012 7:40am

GREENWICH VILLAGE — The "White Glove Bandit" has struck again.

The FBI has joined police to search for the bank robber, whose latest raid Monday targeted the CitiBank at 555 LaGuardia Place.

Armed with a black revolver — and wearing white latex gloves — the man entered the bank about 9:30 a.m., flashed the weapon and demanded cash from a teller, FBI officials said. He fled south on LaGuardia Place toward Houston Street.

It was the third robbery this year believed to be carried out by the thief. He hit the same CitiBank on Feb. 14, 2012, according to the FBI. He's also suspected in a robbery at HSBC Bank at 769 Broadway.

The FBI released an image of a suspect, who was wearing dark shades and a hat covered by a sweater hood Monday.

Authorities say he's in his late 30s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a medium build. The right side of his nose is scarred or disfigured, according to the FBI.

During the robberies, he has worn black shoes, pants, jacket, sunglasses and the gloves. He also carries a black, red and gray backpack, the FBI said.

The federal agency is offering a "significant reward" for information leading to his arrest. They urge tipsters to call 212-384-1000.

Anyone with information about the case can also call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS or log on to www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.