NYPD continue searching for three men who failed a bank robbery last Saturday.
The suspects, who were identified as white, began drilling into a Citibank on 333 Park Avenue South at 2:30 a.m.
The suspects began their scheme after entering the basement of a neighboring building, police said.
Unluckily for them, the bank they targeted had no safety deposits, only an ATM cash machine. Even more unlucky; they could not drill through the wall.
Detectives have been investigating the basement but haven’t concluded what exactly went wrong. Now, the police have released photos of the perpetrators in hopes of locating them.
Historically, the best way to rob a bank in Manhattan is not by drilling. Last October, robbers tried cutting into a Chase bank in Midtown through the wall of a neighboring business. Yet, before executing their mission, an alarm was triggered after the robbers tried disabling the security system, reported NYpost. On the other hand, a succesful NYC bank robber, James Walton, handed the teller a note during each robbery before leaving the bank with cash. Walton has been arrested but only after 10 succesful robberies, reported Eyewitness News.
Anyone with more information contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.