Cops Pin String of Heists on Suspect Wanted in Downtown Bank Robberies

Photo captured by a bank security camera of the suspect wanted in a string of five bank robberies, including two in Lower Manhattan. Photo: NYPD 

Aug. 08, 2018

The bank robber wanted in connection with heists at two TD Banks in Lower Manhattan last weekend is being sought in a string of five robberies over a six-day period, police said.

On Thursday, Aug. 2, the robber entered an Investors Bank at Fifth Avenue and 29th Street and passed a note to a teller demanding money, but left empty-handed. Less than half an hour later he moved on to a nearby TD Bank at 885 Sixth Ave. and fled with $600, according to police.

Video, supplied by NYPD, allegedly shows suspect robbing TD Banks at 885 6th Ave. and, in Tribeca, at 165 Chambers St. 

Then came the weekend, when he allegedly struck two Lower Manhattan TD Banks. On Saturday, police said, he got away with $500 after passing a note to the teller at the Tribeca bank at Chambers and Greenwich Streets. The note, according to police, said: "I have a weapon. Give me the money." Police said he also stated: "Don't give me any 20s." Again slipping a note to a teller on Sunday, police said, he left with $736 from the TD Bank at 182 Broadway at Maiden Lane. The note, according to police, said: "No die (sic) packs, no bundles, no straps."

On Tuesday, police said, the robber fled with $1,000 from a Chase Bank at 302 W. 12 St. Police did not report weapons being shown or injuries in any of the robberies.

Police describe the suspect as a white male with a thin build, approximately 5 feet, 8 inches tall and 145 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to contact 1st Precinct detectives at 212-334-0635 or call 800-577-TIPS.