Man wanted for East Side bank robberies

Robbery suspect

By Maria Rocha-Buschel

The NYPD is asking for the public’s help in finding a man wanted for two bank robberies on the East Side.

Most recently, the suspect went into a Chase Bank at 450 Third Avenue between East 31st and 32nd Streets yesterday around 1:10 p.m. and passed a demand note to a bank teller. Police said that the teller complied and gave the suspect an unspecified amount of money. He then fled in an unknown direction.

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Burglar manages to steal from same bank twice

Burglary suspect

Burglary suspect

By Sabina Mollot

Cops are hunting a burglar who’s been hitting banks during non-business hours, including one bank in NoMad he successfully stole money from twice.

According to police the suspect, a light skinned man, forcibly enters each bank by breaking or removing glass panels when the bank is closed and steals cash.

The pattern began on Wednesday, April 6 when at 6 a.m., he got inside the Investors Bank at 276 5th Avenue at 30th Street, pried open a teller drawer and took cash.

On Sunday, July 24, at approximately 11:50 a.m., he returned and forcibly opened a locked safe to get cash.

He headed back to the bank a third time on Tuesday, August 9, at around 4 a.m. and again forcibly opened the teller drawer. This time, however, he left empty handed.

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