Man wanted for bank robbery and two unsuccessful attempts

Robbery suspect

Police are on the lookout for a man who robbed one bank and tried to rob two others, including a bank in Union Square.

The robber, who would slip demand notes through the teller windows each time, first hit the HSBC Bank at 15 Union Square West on Wednesday, August 16 at 12:25 p.m. After passing a note to the teller, a 54-year-old woman, she walked away from the window and the suspect fled empty-handed.

Then, at 1:40 p.m., he tried his luck at a Chase Bank at 1260 Broadway between 33rd and 34th Streets. This time, the man got away with cash and fled.

Police believe the same man tried to rob another Chase Bank at 2099 Broadway at 73rd Street on Friday, August 18 at 4:20 p.m. The teller did not comply, though, and the robber fled southbound on Broadway. 


The suspect is described as black, 40-45 years of age and has a dark complexion. He was last seen wearing dark rimmed eye glasses, an orange polo shirt, a blue baseball cap and dark-colored pants.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident 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 or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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