Police have released surveillance footage of a man they say robbed two banks in Manhattan over the past week, getting away with about $2,000, and unsuccessfully attempted to rob another branch in Brooklyn.
In the video clip of the suspect, who is wearing a puffy red and black jacket and black knit cap, he is seen hopping over the counter after a brief exchange with a bank employee.
Police say he also had on dark pants and multicolored sneakers, and describe the man as about 40 years old, 5 foot 8 and 190 pounds.
In each incident, police say he passed a note to a bank teller, then made threatening demands for money. No weapon was shown.
His most recent robbery on Nov. 28, at the Capital One bank in Midtown Manhattan, was the most successful. Authorities say the suspect got away with $1,840, after he jumped onto the teller counter and made off with a cash box. That robbery took place at about 5 p.m., at the West 55thStreet and Ninth Avenue location.
In what police believe was the first robbery in the pattern, on Nov. 23, the suspect also got away with $40 from a Chase bank on East 69thStreet and Third Avenue on the Upper East Side. That incident took place at about 5:30 p.m.
At the Brooklyn location in Midwood, the suspect fled that Citibank branch on Nov. 25 without taking any money. That attempt happened at around noon, at Avenue J and East 13thStreet.
Anyone with information should call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-8477, or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.All calls are kept confidential.