WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT SUSPECTED SUBWAY BOMBER

Man wanted in connection with string of citywide bank robberies

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MANHATTAN — Police are searching Saturday for a man in connection with a string of citywide bank robberies that have occurred since March.

He is connected to a recent robbery that happened on Friday.

The man is linked to seven separate incidents at different bank locations due to his description and probable motive, according to police.

In March, the man allegedly walked into a Santander Bank location at 250 Lexington Ave. and demanded money from the teller. The teller gave him an unknown amount of money and the man fled.

On May 12, the man allegedly entered another Santander Bank location on Third Avenue and demanded money. Again, the teller gave him an unknown sum and the man fled, according to police.

The man allegedly struck again at the Santander location at 250 Lexington Ave. on May 27. This time, he wasn’t so lucky, as the teller called 911. The man fled empty handed.

Several days later, the man went into an HSBC Bank on Sixth Avenue where he passed the teller a note that suggested he was armed, according to police. The teller gave him an unknown amount of money and the man fled.

Then on June 13, he entered another HSBC Bank location on Broadway. He again passed the teller a note suggesting he was armed, and the teller gave him an unknown amount of cash, according to police.

About a week later, the man allegedly entered another HSBC Bank location at 721 Amsterdam Avenue, demanded money and the teller complied. The man received an unknown sum of cash before fleeing.

Then, on Friday, July 8, the man entered yet another HSBC Bank location at 45 East 89th Street. He passed the teller a note and the teller gave him an unknown sum of cash before the man fled.

The man can be seen in surveillance photos obtained by police wearing sunglasses and either a dark colored cap or hat, or bike helmet. He also has facial hair.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.