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Cops: Man Holds Up 4 Manhattan Businesses In One Day

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Monday said a man used the tactics of a bank robber to hold up not only an actual bank, but also stores and restaurants, from Midtown to the Financial District during one day last week.

The NYPD said each time, the man walked into the business and passed a note demanding money. He only had a success rate of 50 percent.

The robberies all happened between 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. last Friday. The businesses the man struck included a Chase Bank at 498 Seventh Ave., and a FedEx facility at 157 W. 35th St. – both in the Garment District – as well as a Modell’s Sporting Goods store at 150 Broadway in the Financial District, and an International House of Pancakes at 230 Varick St. in the West Village.

The man made off with an unknown amount of cash when he robbed FedEx and IHOP, but made off empty-handed in the other two incidents, police said.

Police described the suspect as a black male standing around 5-foot-7 and weighing 160 pounds.

A surveillance image of the man was released.

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