UPPER WEST SIDE — Police are looking for a Manhattan bank robber who allegedly struck twice in the past month.
Cornell Neilly, 21, is accused of robbing a Sovereign Bank in Midtown on April 11 and an HSBC bank on the Upper West Side May 7, police said.
In the first robbery, Neilly allegedly entered the Sovereign Bank at 864 Eighth Avenue at 52nd Street about 12:40 p.m. April 11 and passed the teller a note demanding money, police said. He fled with an unspecified amount of cash, police said.
Then on May 7, Neilly allegedly walked into an HSBC bank at 2681 Broadway at 103rd Street about 1:30 p.m. and once again passed the teller a note demanding money, fleeing with an unspecified haul, police said.
Police described Neilly as weighing about 150 pounds, last seen after the April 11 robbery wearing a blue New York Rangers baseball hat with a red brim, a dark blue leather jacket with a white wool collar, jeans and black Nike sneakers.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS, log onto www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or text tips to 274637(CRIMES) and enter TIP577.