Man Robs Harlem Bank, Escapes With More Than $3K

Police are searching for a man who robbed a bank Monday afternoon in the Hamilton Heights section of Harlem, getting away with thousands in cash.

The man entered a Chase Bank branch on the corner of Broadway and West 144th Street around 3:30 p.m. and passed a note to a bank teller, police told source. The note allegedly demanded that the teller pass over money to the man, police said.

The teller complied, and handed the man $3,054 in cash, police told Patch. The man then fled the bank on foot in an unknown direction, police said.

The suspected bank robber is described as standing about 5-foot-7 and weighing around 200 pounds, police said. At the time of the bank robbery the man was wearing a white knit hat, sunglasses and what appears to be a brown jacket, according to surveillance photos released by police.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577. All tips are confidential.

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