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Cops Seek Bank Robber Who Struck Twice Saturday

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Police are looking for this man in connection with two bank robberies in Manhattan on Feb. 22, 2014. (credit: NYPD)

Police are looking for this man in connection with two bank robberies in Manhattan on Feb. 22, 2014. (credit: NYPD)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police have released surveillance images of a man they say robbed two Manhattan banks in less than an hour Saturday.

The suspect struck at the Popular Community Bank at 134 Delancey Street on the Lower East Side at 11:45 a.m. and the Capitol One Bank at 245 East 34th Street in Midtown as 12:22 p.m., police said. According to authorities, in each incident, the man passed a note to a teller saying: “This is a bank robbery give me $7,000.00 from your top draw, I have a gun.”

The suspect is described as black, approximately 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing around 165 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray skull cap, black jacket, black-hooded sweatshirt, black jeans, black shoes and black sunglasses.

Authorities are asking anyone with information about the robberies or the suspect to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-8477 or to submit a tip online at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com. All communications are kept confidential.

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