The NYPD is hunting a man wanted in connection with four bank robberies on the east side of Manhattan this month, police told Patch. The man has hit banks in East Harlem, the Upper East Side, Murray Hill and Gramercy, police said.
The man began robbing banks on August 18, 2017, police said. On that day, the man entered an HSBC bank on Third Avenue near East 23rd Street around 11:25 a.m., police said. Once inside, the man demanded money of the bank teller and was handed $1,500 in cash, police told Patch.
The second bank robbery occurred around noon on Aug. 23 at the Country Bank on Third Avenue near East 42nd Street, police said. The suspected robber was once again able to flee the bank with $1,500 in cash.
On Tuesday, Aug. 29, the man struck two different banks — one in East Harlem and the other on the Upper East Side — police told Patch. The man first attempted to rob an Apple Bank for Savings on East 125 Street and Lexington Avenue around 10 a.m., police said. The man fled the bank after receiving no money, police said.
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The second robbery on Aug. 29 occurred around 2 p.m. at the Ridgewood Savings Bank on the corner of Second Avenue and East 74th Street, police said. The man entered the bank, demanded money from the bank teller and fled with $1,980., police told Patch.
The man (pictured above) is described as in his 30s, standing 6-feet-tall and weighing around 200 pounds, police said. He is clean shaven and was last seen wearing a black hat and blue t-shirt, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) y 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) para Español.
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