NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Saturday connected a man spotted wearing a Jets jersey to a pattern of bank robberies going back to last month.
The robber, clad in a green Gang Green jersey, attempted to rob five different banks in Midtown on Friday alone, only succeeding twice, the NYPD said.
He was still at large as of Saturday morning. No weapon was displayed in any of the incidents, police said.
Just before 1 p.m., a 25-year-old white male wearing a green Jets jersey under a brown leather jacket walked into Chase Bank at 2251 Broadway and demanded cash from the teller, police said. The teller refused and the man fled empty handed.
He then tried to rob the Chase Bank at 1860 Broadway, a Capital One Bank on West 57th Street and a Bank of America, also on West 57th over the next 45 minutes, but was unsuccessful, police said.
But around 1:30 p.m., the suspect successfully robbed at Capital One Bank at 57 W. 57th St., 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported. He fled with about $2,500 after screaming at the teller, authorities said.
And just after 2 p.m., the same man passed a note demanding money to a teller inside the Capital One Bank at 404 Fifth Ave. He got almost $13,000 for his effort there.
The suspect escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.
Police have also connected the same suspect to the robbery of a Chase Bank at 1100 Third Ave. around 11:55 a.m. April 12. The suspect approached a teller and demanded money, receiving an undisclosed sum of cash.
If you have any information about the incidents, please contact the NYPD.
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