The NYPD sent us the above sketch of a man accused of robbing the Apple Bank at 73rd Street and Broadway. Police are looking for the public’s help in catching him.
First of all, if you’ve seen this guy, let the police know. The number’s at the bottom.
For the rest of you, doesn’t the sketch look vintage, like a 1920’s robber happened to land in 2012? It seems appropriate given that the Apple Bank is a historic structure, a fortress of a bank built in 1928.
The Post reported that “The robber pushed a knapsack under the glass barrier… held up a demand note to the teller and snarled, “No dye packs. I have a gun,'” fleeing with $2,000.
Here’s the NYPD release:
The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance with the whereabouts and identity of the following individual wanted in connection to a bank robbery in the confines of the 20pct. The circumstances are as follows:
On Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at approximately 1305 hours a M/W walked into the Apple Bank located at 2100 Broadway, approached the victim/teller and passed a demand note. The victim complied with the demand note and the suspect exited the bank in a unknown direction.
Suspect description: M/W/30-40, 5’07” to 5’09” in height, medium build and clear complexion. Last seen wearing a gray cap, green and plaid dress shirt, khaki pants and carrying a black nylon draw string bag.
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 by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All calls are strictly confidential.