NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — He may have thought he needed some cash before going on safari, but police say a man who tried to rob a bank in Brooklyn wasn’t very successful.

Police say a man wearing a safari hat walked in to the M&T Bank on Flatbush Avenue on July 26 and gave a teller a note demanding money.

Maybe it was his choice of wardrobe or his lack of conviction, but the teller simply ignored his demands and the suspect walked out empty-handed.

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Image of the suspect captured on surveillance video (credit: NYPD)

Police now need your help in finding the suspect. He’s described as 55 to 60-years-old, tall and skinny.

Besides his fashionable hat, police say he was wearing a red sleeveless T-shirt, plaid shorts, dark shoes and was carrying a black bag at the time of the attempted bank robbery.

If you have any information, call police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or visit