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Man attempts to rob Chase bank location on Upper West Side: police

Posted: 4:05 PM, Jan 07, 2015
Updated: 2015-01-07 16:05:14-05
A man attempted to rob an Upper West Side bank Tuesday, Jan. 6. (NYPD)

A man attempted to rob an Upper West Side bank Tuesday, Jan. 6. (NYPD)

MANHATTAN (PIX11) — A man attempted to rob a bank Tuesday on the Upper West Side, police said.

The suspect entered Chase Bank at 260 Columbus Avenue around 11:06 a.m. and handed a teller a note demanding cash. Before receiving anything, the man fled eastbound on 72nd Street towards Broadway.

Police describe the attempted robber as a black male who is approximately 35 years old, 5-foot-6-inches and 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hat, gray sneakers, black coat and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.