Police are looking for a suspect they say is responsible for five bank robberies in Manhattan — one in November and the others all this month.
The string of robberies began on Nov. 24, 2014 at about 11:45 a.m. when the man entered a Chase bank at 611 Avenue of the Americas, approached a teller and demanded money, cops said. The teller complied and suspect fled with an undetermined amount of money.
Months later on Jan. 12 at about 9:35 a.m., the suspect entered the same bank on the avenue of the Americas, approached a teller and demanded money, according to police. The teller again listened and the suspect fled with an undetermined amount of money.
Days later, on Jan. 22, the suspect struck three banks on the same day.
At about 1:10 p.m., he entered the Wilshire Bank on 308 Fifth Ave. and again approached a teller, demanded money and when the teller did not comply he fled the scene without any money.
Later that day at 3 p.m. the suspect entered a Chase branch at 941 Lexington Ave. and demanded money from a teller. After being handed the money, the suspect fled the scene with an undetermined amount of money.
About five minutes later, the suspect hit an HSBC a few blocks away at 1165 3rd Ave. He demanded money again and when the teller complied he fled with an undetermined amount of money.
There were no injuries reported in any of the incidents.
Police have released surveillance photos of the suspect inside one of the banks.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident 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 enter TIP577. All tips are confidential.