Police Looking for Robber Who Hit Chase Bank on Monday

Police are linking a Monday bank robbery at the Chase Bank on Broadway between 95th and 96th to another robbery at 58th and 8th last week. They are asking for the public’s help in finding the robber.

It was reported to police that on Monday November 19, 2018, at approximately 4:15 p.m., the individual entered the Chase Bank located at 2540 Broadway and approached the bank teller. The individual then passed a note demanding money. The teller complied and gave the individual an undetermined amount of money. The suspect fled the location on foot in an unknown direction.

The individual is a male, black, 30 to 40 years old, 6’0″ in height, 195lbs; last seen wearing dark sunglasses, a black baseball cap, a black coat and black gloves.

Anyone with information in regard 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 Crimestoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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    1. B.B. says:

      At banks with open retail areas like TD Bank can understand why a teller would fork over money to a robber. But this Chase branch like others has tellers behind thick bulletproof glass.

      • Been There says:

        And what about the customers next to and behind the robber. How safe were they?

        The teller acted according to his or her training.

      • aa says:

        A teller rejecting the request puts the other customers in the lobby at risk from an angry, foiled robber.

      • Sarah says:

        Oh, yeah, Chase should DEFINITELY put a bagful of cash above the life of everyone in the branch.

        So many armchair tough guys in the world, so few grownups.

    2. Jean says:

      Yeah, I’m sure he will still be wearing the hat, coat and sunglasses on a day to day bases so he could be recognized.

    3. Allie says:

      Awesome description. This should really make it easy to find him among the thousands of other men in their 30s wearing all black in NY. LOL

    4. wombatnyc says:

      That Chase on Broadway 95/96 is dark and covered and a prime target for a robbery.
      In general, banks seem to be designed by the same teams that construct the interiors of Drug Stores . Cheap and easily replaceable furniture and space. So sad

    5. geoff says:

      in my daiy reading of WSR i stop, everytime, at these two photos, thinking them to be a photo of a large artwork—a painting—of some mysterious man. the colors and contrast are striking.

    6. Mark Moore says:

      Ray Kelly chided banks for giving up the money too easily. I’m not sure what else you would do though. A couple thousand to get this guy out the door is probably worth it.