Police looking for men behind two attempted bank robberies

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Kips Bay Chase Bank attempted robbery suspect

Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob local Chase Banks in separate incidents.

On Tuesday at around 5:30 p.m., a man strolled into a bank at 501 Second Avenue and 28th Street, approached a teller and passed a note demanding money. The teller didn’t comply, though, and the suspect fled the scene. He was last seen walking southbound on Second Avenue.

The would-be robber of the Kips Bay bank is described as being white, 35-40 years old, approximately 5’5″ tall, with a slim build. Police also said he had a light complexion with blisters around his mouth and a tattoo on his neck. At the time of the incident he was wearing blue jeans, a beige baseball cap, a gray sweatshirt and a black hooded jacket.

Police are also looking for a man who tried to rob a Chase Bank in NoMad on Friday, but left emptyhanded.

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NoMad Chase Bank attempted robbery suspect

According to police, the attempted robber went into the bank at 386 Park Avenue South, between 27th and 28th Streets, and passed a note to a teller demanding cash.

The teller refused however and the suspect took off. He is described as a black man with a beard, approximately 40 years old, 6 ft. 1 ins. and 200 lbs. He was seen wearing a Yankee hat and a blue jacket.

Anyone with information in regards to either of these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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3 thoughts on “Police looking for men behind two attempted bank robberies

  1. What goes through the heads of these people, that they think they can get away with bank robberies this day in age? Unless you are pulling off some high end operation like Oceans 11, you will get caught. Drugs are all I can think of.

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