Police are asking the public’s help in finding the man who made off with $3,960 from a Chase bank located at 2540 Broadway (95th Street), on Monday, June 27, at around 4:10 PM.
The police report stated that “an unknown individual entered the establishment and approached a teller. The individual passed a note demanding money. The teller complied with the request, and the individual removed $3,960 dollars and fled the location on foot northbound on Broadway. No injuries have been reported as a result of this incident.”
The police sent the photos above and below, but unfortunately, the robber wore a black surgical mask — correctly. Little of his face can be seen.
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 https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.
I’ve been wondering (for 2+ years) when people would start using face masks as a way to rob banks. I’m not making light. As a former bank teller, I know the trauma of the experience
Just curious – did the teller give them $3,960 or did they only take that amount? I am wondering if $4,000 is a cutoff for a more severe sentence so they carefully chose to stay below that. Regardless, I hope this person is caught, jailed, not released, and properly sentenced. This is really getting out of hand. Criminals have no fear.
Criminals are rational. They go where the money is, and where they can get away with it. This is purely our doing.
And if he did not show a weapon, he’ll now be out the next day after they catch him. No gun showing then no problem, you can be free with a Desk Appearance Ticket and we’ll hope you show up to court – but won’t bet on it. Which bank will be next when we walks out of jail in 24 hours?
Robbing a bank is a federal crime. It falls under the Southern District of the U.S. Attorney General’s Office and federal regulations. He can’t walk out of the federal penitentiary.
Going to point out for the millionth time that just because a person is arrested for a crime doesn’t mean they’re the person who committed it, and the time to punish someone for committing a crime is after they’ve been convicted. At least, in a free society. I am 100% certain that that is what you would expect for yourself and your family, and the reason you’re okay with arbitrary pre-trial detention is that you think you’re the kind of person the law doesn’t touch.
So if you are assaulted and you can point to the person who did it, we should simply ignore you and wait to see what 12 reasonable people have to say instead, is that correct?
Arbitrary? Yes, they’re arresting and holding a couple of grandmas from a Rochester nail salon for this.
You are 100% certain about another person’s expectations and reasons? Go ahead and reassure us that the perpetrator (whoever he is; the correct one) will 100% show up for his court date, or better yet, 100% surrender to the precinct after realizing his misdeed.
How long do you think it could take a non-visually-impaired judge or DA to assess with extremely high probability of being correct whether the distinctly dressed individual in the picture is the one who committed the crime? And given the brazen nature of the crime, put in place the appropriate bail.
It’s 2022, In free society we have hi-res video evidence that should obviate the vast waste of public resources required for a manhunt for an “unknown” subject.
THIS. This is exactly what I meant and thank you , Peter, for pointing out the obvious and some common sense, something seriously lacking in our city for the last 2 years.
How they don’t catch this guy within minutes is beyond me. He’s wearing pretty distinct attire and fled directly toward 96th St station, where there are (or at least should be) a couple cops. If he continued northbound, 24th precinct is on 100th and Amst. What is the reporting and response time on something like this that they weren’t able to immediately deploy 3 cars around the vicinity?
Because haven’t you seen that the cops DO NOTHING and just stand and talk to each other and ignore citizens? And if you go up to them to report a crime occurring within a block of where they are standing they will ask you with an attitude “Well why didn’t you call 911?” and you will say “I am telling YOU now, aren’t you the cops?” and they will give more attitude because you’ve disrupted their very important work of DOING NOTHING but collecting massive overtime and pensions. What a joke.
They only show up in clusters when the media arrives.
You know nothing of our 24th precinct cops. They respond and run towards the problems. I know…I see it through our windows every day on Broadway. The TRANSIT division is another story and I can’t speak for them. The 24 precinct are the very best individuals and leaders in the NYPD. Got to a community meeting one day and see.
Re: “collecting massive overtime and pensions.”
Overtime? Like standing on patrol in blistering heat, or rain, or snow, or freezing temperatures…when most other people wouldn’t think of venturing out? AND the average officer gets to see things that will haunt his dreams.
Pensions? Agreed to by the City of New York and the PBA (their union) after collective-bargaining negotiations. And Pensions aren’t paid until an officer has 22 YEARS of service.
NOT nearly as much fun as that famed bank-teller scene in Woody Allen’s 1969 “Take the Money and Run”, in which Allen, as a totally inept bank-robber, has misspelled “I have a gun” as “I have a gub”, sparking a seemingly endless round of bank officials and even patrons arguing whether it’s “gun” or “gub”.
Well, there was that day time later 1994 or early 1995 shootout across Broadway ( I believe the cops did some of the shooting) after a guy robbed, or tried to rob, the Morningside Heights branch of Banco Popular.
In Europe people must enter banks through a turnstile-type enclosure one at a time so the employees can decide whether To admit them. People are NEVER allowed to walk into an open entrance such as the one shown in this example.
Not generally true. I spent much time in Switzerland, and there are no turnstiles in the several banks in my small town. Sometimes required to puch a putton outsidr to entee fduring regular hours.
I don’t know what people are frustrated about. If there is a picture of the individual who committed the crime with positive identification, shouldn’t they be considered guilty. These individuals are disgusting,go get a job. Don’t say there are mentally I’ll and homeless. They have enough intelligence for a well planned crime. The state needs to change the laws.
People are frustrated because these brazen criminals never face any kind of meaningful punishment.
See Alread hitchcock’s “The Wrong Man,” based on a true story. Eyewitness iidentification is notoriously unreliable.
weird: why did the teller comply? no threatening weapon mentioned. Why no button or signal at teller window to push? weird.
I was thinking the same thing! Don’t tellers have emergency buttons? Aren’t there supposed to be security guards in banks? How does one simply walk up to a teller and ask for so much cash and that teller not alert someone else before this person “walks” out?
My bank’s automated machines were out yesterday for a few hours and I had to go to the teller to get cash and it took me a few minutes just to get $60. It’s as though the employees don’t care and the banks and stores are just making it easy for criminals.
I was at Home Goods earlier this year at the checkout and the cashier said “oh boy, there she goes again” and I turned around to find a woman with boxes stacked so high she could barely hold them walking out of the store. She told me this woman came in every single day to steal things and when I asked why they don’t stop her they said it’s a liability for the employees to confront them so corporate told them not to.
So, unless we change the NYC laws, and have our cops doing their jobs again to uphold these laws, not the current ones, NYC is “practically giving it all away”. (ala Crazy Eddie’s for those of you who remember).
When I was a teller (a million years ago) I was trained to always, always comply with the robber. There was a dummy $50 under a lever (under the stack of fifties) that triggered a silent alarm.
Are city officials and the Police aware of what’s going on in Manhattan Valley? What happened to surge policing?
For decades in Manhattan, and all over the Upper West Side, not just in Manhattan Valley, these teller robberies have been normal.
A Chase on my corner has been robbed repeatedly over the last 15 years. I don’t live in the 90s. A Citibank across the street has been robbed in the same manner at least once in the last 5 years.
Your concern about Manhattan Valley in general though warranted, needs to include all of Manhattan.