Man tries to rob Stuy Town Citibank

Mar28 Citibank robbery

Police officer in front of the bank at 262 First Avenue (Photo by Sean O’Ceallaigh)

By Sabina Mollot

Police are looking for a man who tried to rob the Citibank in Stuyvesant Town on Saturday.

Police say the man strolled into the bank at 262 First Avenue at 10 a.m. and, after approaching the teller, opened an encyclopedia he was holding to a page with a handwritten note demanding cash.

However, the teller did not comply and the man ran off.

The suspect is described as white, 30 to 40 years old, 6’1″ tall and 180 lbs. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, a grey hoodie, black hat, grey gloves, and black sweatpants with red stripes.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or log onto All calls are strictly confidential.

Update: Rick Hayduk, general manager of Stuyvesant Town, said StuyTown Property Services has provided video to the NYPD and will continue to provide assistance to police. Additionally, the Public Safety department has beefed up patrols along First Avenue with officer patrols as well as cameras.


6 thoughts on “Man tries to rob Stuy Town Citibank

  1. They have plenty of distance in place to not comment at all or do the minimum statement..

    1. Blackstone owes the storefront but I believe that Rose Associates handles the lease.
    2. If they comment at all, they will simply state it is a NYPD 13th Precinct issue and that SPS management and PS is being updated of the situation by the unusual channels and, of course, they are “concerned”.


    • Where Citibank is located is under the “watchful” eye of PS monitors, as is anything in the perimeter surrounding Stuy Town. I also see, on occasion, PS officers walking or riding on that side of 1st Ave.

      • It is also Stuy Town workers who pickup garbage from the stores at 1st Ave and make sure flowers and trees along that part of 1st Ave are in good shape. Yes, Rose Associates handles the leases, but Stuy Town (Blackstone) is in charge.

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