Suspect sought in four Manhattan bank robberies

Police say the suspect is bald but wore a wig in one incident and wore a baseball cap in the other robberies. (Credit: DCPI)
The suspect alternately wore a wig and a baseball cap during the robberies. Credit: DCPI

Police are on the hunt for a bandit who robbed four Manhattan banks in one week.

The suspect first struck an HSBC bank located at Seventh Avenue and 39th Street on Sept. 3, police said. He approached a teller about 9:30 a.m., passed a demand note and fled with cash.

In the most recent incident, the man robbed a 62-year-old woman who was making a deposit inside American Express on Park Avenue near 53rd Street.

The suspect acted as if he was armed in three of the four robberies. In one incident, he threatened to shoot victims.

He is described as being between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-6, and 160 lbs. He is bald but wore a wig during the first robbery and has been seen wearing baseball caps in the other incidents.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then entering TIP577.


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