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Police Hunting for ATM Thief Who Threatened to Throw 'Acid' on Women

By Shaye Weaver | August 4, 2017 12:07pm
 Both incidents happened at the same Citibank ATM on the Upper East Side, police said. 
Both incidents happened at the same Citibank ATM on the Upper East Side, police said. 
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UPPER EAST SIDE — Police released new surveillance images of a man who threatened to throw acid on two women at a Citibank ATM if they didn't fork over cash, police said.

The suspect followed a woman to an ATM at 1266 First Ave. on May 12 around 5:28 p.m. and said, "Yo, mami, I have acid, and I'm gonna throw it in your face if you don't give me $1,000," the NYPD said. 

He then waved a bottle at the victim that was filled with yellow liquid, police said. The 22-year-old victim withdrew $1,000 to give to the suspect.

Then, on May 29, he approached a 36-year-old woman at the same Citibank ATM and demanded cash just before 4 p.m., the NYPD said.

"Give me $1,000 or I'll throw acid on you," he told the victim while waving a bottle at her, according to police. 

The woman withdrew $500 and gave it to the suspect before he fled southbound on First Avenue, police said.

Police had released two videos of the man in May.

The new photos show a man with gray hair wearing all black and a red backpack. 

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.