NYPD searching for serial bank robbery suspect

Dray Clark has more from the Lower East Side.
March 29, 2014 8:23:35 PM PDT
Police are hoping surveillance photos will lead to the arrest of a serial bank robber.

Police say the man has attempted to rob at least 8 banks in the last two months, sometimes hitting two in the same day. The suspect has mostly targeted banks in Manhattan, however he has also robbed a bank in Flushing, Queens and one in the Fordham section of the Bronx.

The suspect is described as 25-year-old black male, approximately 5'9" and 160 pounds.

The location of the banks the suspect targeted are:

  • 101 Barclay Street - Tribeca

  • 134 Delancey Street - Lower East Side

  • 245 East 34 Street - Murray Hill

  • 151 East Fordham Road - Fordham Heights

  • 69 5 Avenue - Union Square

  • 79 5 Avenue - Union Square

  • 136-41 Roosevelt Avenue - Flushing

  • 134 Delancey Street - Lower East Side

    In six of the cases, the man threatened the teller and was given cash. Two times he was left empty-handed.

    The most recent incident occurred Friday on the Lower East Side.

    Police have not mentioned whether the suspect has a weapon, but they do fear that he may become more aggressive and more dangerous with each robbery, so they are anxious to get him off the street.

    Anyone with any information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1800-577-TIPS.