Police seek Manhattan bank robber

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James Walton, 40, robbed a Capital One Bank in the West Village on Monday, police said.
Credit: DCPI

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man wanted for three bank robberies in Manhattan.

James Walton, 40, allegedly robbed three banks this month and has gotten away with about $3,400, police said. In each of the incidents, he passed a note to a teller demanding money.

He first struck at an HSBC Bank on Fifth Avenue in the Flatiron District on March 6, police said.

On March 8, he robbed a Capital One Bank on Broadway on the Upper West Side.

The most recent robbery occurred on March 17 when Walden allegedly robbed a Capital One Bank in the West Village near NYU.

All three robberies occurred in the late morning or early afternoon.

Police described Walton as 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips through the Crime Stoppers website or text their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.



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