Cops: Man Has Robbed 7 Banks Since January
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police believe the same man is responsible for at least seven bank robberies in New York City since January and are asking for the public’s help in tracking down the suspect.
The robberies date back to Jan. 25. The robber has struck in Tribeca, on the Lower East Side, in Midtown, in Union Square, in Fordham Heights in the Bronx and in Flushing, Queens, police said. In each robbery, he demands cash from the teller before fleeing. No one has been injured in any of the robberies.
The suspect has been known to pull off robberies within minutes of each other. On Feb. 22, he robbed the Popular Bank at 134 Delancey Street on the Lower East Side about 30 minutes before he struck at the Capitol One at 245 East 34th Street in Midtown, police said.
On March 8, he robbed two banks in Union Square — a Capitol One and Citibank on Fifth Avenue — about three minutes apart, according to police.
The suspect is 25 years old, is black, stands 5 feet, 9 inches tall, and weighs 160 pounds, police said.
Authorities are asking anyone with information about the suspect or the robberies 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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