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Police Seek Robber Who Held Up Bank In Murray Hill

Murray Hill Bank Robber

A surveillance image of a man who robbed a Sovereign Bank in Murray Hill last week. (Credit: NYPD)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police this weekend were asking for help from the public in finding a man who held up a bank in Murray Hill.

Around 12:20 p.m. this past Monday, the robber walked into the Sovereign Bank at 250 Lexington Ave. – at 35th Street – and approached a teller. He handed over a demand note and fled with an unspecified amount of money, police said.

The teller was not injured. Police did not disclose what the note said.

The suspect was described as a white male in his late 30s, standing 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, with light-colored eyes, a beard, and a clear complexion. He was last seen wearing an olive-colored, hooded winter coat; black sweat pants; and black sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers Web site, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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