bank robbery suspect2

Police are looking for the woman shown above for an attempted bank robbery on Tuesday at the Chase Bank on Broadway and 79th Street. It looks like she’s holding a tote bag (at least it’s not plastic!).

It was reported to the police that on Tuesday, August, 2, 2016, at 1330 hours the individual entered the Chase bank located at 2219 Broadway and passed a note to the bank teller demanding money. The bank teller didn’t comply and the individual fled the location on foot in an unknown direction.

The individual is a female, White, approximately 45-years of age, 5’5″, long straight black hair, light complexion, last seen wearing a black dress and black shoes.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS 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 texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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    1. Sean says:

      Is she on drugs?

    2. joe says:

      Wow, Bonnie Parker lives.
      Seriously, I guess because we see these stories every day, and it is common knowledge that bank tellers are instructed to comply with these robbery notes, more people feel emboldened to simply write a note and get away with 1000s of dollars. All you need is a piece of paper, a pen and some nerves… I wonder what % of these criminals are caught. I imagine the guy who is on a spree eventually gets caught, but a one-off in a disguise?

    3. Lisa says:

      “She’s holding a tote bag (at least it’s not plastic!)”

      Hahaha! Thanks for the laugh this morning.

    4. Mark says:

      Maybe she thought that was part of PokemonGo.

    5. McBratton says:

      Finally – some equality in this wicked world! Not enough women robbing banks. Clear gender bias.

    6. Kindly Dr Dave says:

      Welcome to the “Trump TerrorDome.” Fear of the oncoming Trumpaclypse is driving normal folk to go back to the survival modes of the 1930’s. No one had any money because of the misshapen political perspectives, so, as Willy Loman said, “I rob banks, because that’s where the money is.” Prediction: Soon, a woman with a stroller will be so desperate for food (of course, we know she can’t afford shelter), that she will try this desperate gesture to survive. Welcome Trumpsters to your DOOMdome.

    7. wombatNYC says:

      Ruth Gordon ?

    8. B.B. says:

      Not exactly the brightest blub in the box; I mean at least the others wear masks/wigs/fake beards, etc…. You *KNOW* there are cameras everywhere inside banks.

      My guess is this woman was driven to an impulse act out of desperation. Maybe she heard about the many other such robberies/ID thefts that remain unsolved to date and figured she’d give it a shot.

      I mean you don’t get many white middle-aged women pulling bank jobs these days.

      • Lucien says:

        That could be a disguise. There are silicon masks that from a security camera that looks very real.

    9. nyc10023 says:

      Jessica Lange for sure.

    10. John says:

      She looks like an Eastside woman

    11. Ctp says:

      Her tote bag logo is so familiar is it Albee Baby Carriage?

    12. meridith says:

      where are there cobblestones on the UWS?

    13. ehtiyot says:

      Looks like Vivian Ward, dress and all

    14. B.B. says:

      Update of sorts!

      An arrest has been made in a bank robbery in Greenwich, Conn. Could this be the same person?


    15. Ethan says:

      “I am pointing a gub at you.”

    16. west side walking says:

      So many naked stories in the city.

      This one is fully dressed, sensible hair, sensible shoes.

      Not happy.

      A failure at her first bank heist.

      What is next?

    17. Sean says:

      Wait until her co-op board hears about this.

    18. whatsupduck says:

      Patty Hearst is looking well these days!