Police are hunting for an unlucky robber who tried, but failed, to hold up five different Manhattan banks yesterday.
The failed robber, who police describe as a male between 45-55 years of age, bald, with a dark complexion, was possibly motivated to go on the spree after he successfully robbed an Apple bank near the intersection of 7th Avenue and 31st Street last Thursday, December 1st. In that incident, the man passed a bank teller a note demanding money just before 12 p.m. The teller complied, and the robber fled with an undisclosed amount of money.
Then, just before 2 p.m. yesterday, the same man entered the Valley National Bank near 5th Avenue and 31st Street, and again passed the teller a note demanding money. When the teller refused, the man fled, but was soon after caught on camera entering a Capital One Bank at Park Avenue and 58th Street. Again, the man passed a note to the teller demanding money, was denied, and ran away.
At roughly 2:35 p.m., the man attempted, but failed, to rob an H.S.B.C. Bank at Park Avenue and 40th Street, using the same note-passing technique. 50 minutes later, the trouper entered a Chase Bank at Lexington Avenue and 72nd Street, passed a note demanding money, was refused, and bolted.
Finally, the hapless thief entered a Chase Bank at 2nd Avenue and East 86th Street, passed the teller a note demanding money, was denied, and fled. According to an NYPD spokesperson, no one was injured during the six robbery incidents, and the suspect is still at large. An investigation is ongoing.