A bank robber behind a recent heist at an East Village Chase Bank hit two more banks on Monday in Union Square, police said.
The robbery pattern began on Saturday when an unknown man handed a teller a note, demanding cash at the Chase bank on Second Avenue off St. Marks Place. The man claimed to have a gun, and the teller gave him $1,080.
Then on Monday, the same man is believed to have robbed two banks in the span of 41 minutes. At around 2:40 p.m. he went into the Citibank at 1107 Broadway (at 14th Street), and handed the teller a note demanding money. He got away with $600 in cash.
He then headed to a Chase at 835 Broadway (at 13th Street), did the same thing and fled with $4,740.
The suspect is described as white male, possibly albino, 5’10”, mid to late 20s, with light colored hair and a medium build. He was last seen wearing a black and grey jacket, dark rimmed glasses, black sneakers and a red bandana around his neck.
Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit tips by visiting http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.