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Man Robs One Downtown Bank, But is Foiled at a Second, Police Say

By Ben Fractenberg | November 14, 2013 12:38am | Updated on November 14, 2013 10:33am
 Police are looking for a man they say robbed a  downtown chase bank on Nov. 9 and then tried to rob another one on Nov. 12.
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MANHATTAN — A man attempted to rob two Downtown banks, one successfully, in the past week according to police.

The first incident happened at Chase Bank at 305 Bowery on Nov. 9 about 12:50 p.m. when authorities said the man demanded money from a teller. He fled with an unknown amount of cash.

Then he struck another Chase Bank on Broadway and East 10th Street on Tuesday at 5:20 p.m., according to the NYPD, and again demanded money from a teller. This time the clerk refused and he fled empty-handed.

There were no injuries in either incident.

The man is described as 25 to 35 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall with a slim build, dreadlocks and a goatee.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES), then entering "TIP577."