BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT IS A MAN OF MANY HATS

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Surveillance images provided by NYPD.

A man wanted for several bank robberies in the city, including two on the Upper West Side, is a man of many disguises, with a taste for different hats and sunglasses.

The suspect is wanted for seven robberies including two on the Upper West Side. In each of them, he has demanded money either verbally or with a note. The most recent robbery took place at the HSBC at 721 Amsterdam Avenue (95th street) on Friday.

See the descriptions below.

Incident #1: It was reported to police that on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at 1500 hours, the suspect walked into the Santander Bank located at 250 Lexington Avenue, approached a teller and demanded money. The teller complied and the suspect fled with an undetermined amount of money. There were no reported injuries.

Incident #2: It was reported to police that on May 12, 2016, at 1730 hours the suspect entered the Santander Bank located at 711 3 Avenue, approached a teller and demanded money. The teller complied and the suspect fled with an undetermined amount of money.

Incident #3: It was reported to police that on Friday, May 27, 2016 at 1608 hours, the male entered a Santander Bank located at 250 Lexington Avenue, in the confines of the 17th Precinct, and attempted to pass a note. The teller, a 57-year-old female, proceeded to the back of the bank and called 911. The male fled and there was no property taken.

Incident #4: It was reported to police that on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 1630 hours, the male entered an HSBC Bank located at 354 Avenue of the Americas, in the confines of the 6th Precinct, passed a note that demanded money and suggested that he was armed. The 46-year-old male teller complied and the male fled with an undetermined amount of money.

Incident #5: It was reported to police that on Monday, June 13, 2016 at 1458 hours, the male entered a HSBC Bank located at 2025 Broadway, in the confines of the 20th Precinct, passed a note that demanded money and suggested that he was armed. The 46-year-old female teller complied and the male fled with an undetermined amount of money.

Incident #6: It was reported to police that on Friday, June 24, 2016 at 1145 hours, the male entered a HSBC Bank located at 721 Amsterdam Avenue, in the confines of the 24th Precinct, passed a note that demanded money. The 28-year-old female teller complied and the male fled with an undetermined amount of money. He went northbound on Amsterdam Avenue and west on West 96th Street.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  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.

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    1. Prosperine says:

      WANTED: Man with weak chin and vast wardrobe. The police should check the subway cameras….each robbery was 1-2 blocks from a subway entrance (despite the bike helmet in one).

    2. JuneUWS says:

      Sounds like he’s focused on those two banks, hope they beef up their security.

    3. ScooterStan says:

      Re: “passed a note that demanded money and suggested that he was armed.”

      HOPEFULLY, el bandito used correct spelling and did not copy the bank robber in Woody Allen’s great “Take the Money and Run”…specifically the “I have a GUB” shtick!