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Police: Man wanted in 12 bank robberies

March 31, 2009 6:55:29 AM PDT
The NYPD is searching for a prolific 24-year-old in connection with 12 robberies of banks. Michael Sikorski is wanted in a string of robberies and attempted robberies Manhattan. Police say Sikorski is wanted in 12 bank robberies in Manhattan since Jan. 26.

On one day, March 2, Sikorski allegedly attempted to rob three Chase banks before successfully robbing $1,000 from a TD branch on Ninth Avenue.

Sikorski, who was arrested at least two times last year, is 6'1" tall, 160 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes and tattoos on both arms.

In each incident the suspect reportedly enters the bank, approaches a teller and demands cash. The suspect then flees on foot.

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

A list of the 12 bank robberies:

Incident #1:
Mid-Town North Precinct
Monday, January 26, 2009, 1128 hours, at Wachovia Bank, located at 540 Madison Avenue.

Incident #2:
10 Precinct
Thursday, January 29, 2009, 1600 hours, at HSBC Bank, located at 80 8th Avenue.

Incident #3:
Mid-Town North
Tuesday, February 03, 2009, 1647 hours, at Sovereign Bank, located 864 8 Avenue.

Incident #4:
10 Precinct
Wednesday, February 11, 2009, 1623 hours, at HSBC Bank, located at 80 8 Avenue.

Incident #5:
13 Precinct:
Wednesday, February 11, 2009, 1652 hours, at Chase Bank, located at 230 Park Ave South.

Incident #6:
Mid-Town South Precinct
Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 1439 hours, at Capital One Bank, located at 404 5th Avenue.

Incident #7:
19 Precinct
Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 1630 hours, at Chase Bank, located at 909 Madison Avenue.

Incident #8:
Midtown South Precinct
Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 1730 hours, at Capital One Bank, located at 470 Park Avenue South.

Incident #9:
Midtown North Precinct
Monday, March 2, 2009, 1655 hours, at Chase Bank, located at 1775 Broadway.

Incident #10:
19 Precinct
Monday, March 2, 2009, 1730 hours, at Chase Bank, located at 909 Madison Ave.

Incident #11:
Midtown North Precinct
Monday, March 2, 2009, 1739 hours, at Chase Bank, located at 610 Madison Ave.

Incident #12:
Midtown North Precinct
Monday, March 2, 2009, 1820 hours, at TD Bank, located at 582 9 Avenue.


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