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Suspect Sought In Midtown Manhattan Bank Robbery

(credit: NYPD)

(credit: NYPD)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a suspect wanted in connection with a midtown Manhattan bank robbery.

Around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said the suspect passed a note to the teller at a Sovereign Bank on Eighth Avenue demanding money.

After getting the cash the suspect fled on foot towards West 51st Street, police said.

The suspect is believe to be between 20- and 26-years-old, approximately 5-feet-8-inches tall with a medium build.

He was last seen wearing a blue New York Rangers baseball hat with a red brim, a dark blue or black bomber-style leather jacket with a white wool collar, blue jeans and black Nike sneakers, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).