NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The search is on for a man police say robbed a bank in the West Village.

Investigators released a photo of the suspect, and say he was wearing a curly black wig and women’s clothing.

It happened just after 3 p.m. Thursday at the Chase Bank on West 4th Street.

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Cops are on the lookout for a man, dressed in women’s clothing, who allegedly knocked off a bank in the West Village Thursday. (credit: NYPD)


Investigators say the suspect made off with $1,000 after passing a note to the teller stating he had a bomb and wanted money.

The suspect is described as a roughly 6’2″, 200 pound black male who was last seen wearing a blue shirt and carrying a blue over-the-shoulder bag.

He was wearing a black wig and was wearing female clothing, but cops say he had a deep voice when he demanded the money.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74682). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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