THE BRONX – The search is on for a woman suspected of robbing or trying to rob at least four banks in the Bronx, police said Tuesday.
The first time she allegedly struck was on May 19. It was that day, shortly before 5 p.m., that a woman walked into a Chase Bank at 5656 Riverdale Ave. and demanded money from a teller, who complied. She made off with an unknown amount of cash, police said.
She then hit three banks in the same day, within minutes of each other, police said. Her alleged crime spree began about 1:30 p.m. May 24.
First, she allegedly demanded cash from a teller inside Chase Bank at 3775 Riverdale Ave. and made off with an unknown sum of cash, police said.
Then she went to another Chase Bank, this one located at 5581 Broadway, about a mile from the first bank she hit that day, police said. In that case, the teller did not comply and she walked away empty handed.
The same happened minutes later at a Capital One Bank about a block down the street from the second bank she tried to rob, police said. That time, she allegedly walked into the bank at 185 West 231 St. and demanded cash but did not get what she asked for, police said.
The culprit is described as a white female, between 25 and 30 years old, about 5 feet 6 inches tall. She usually wears sunglasses during the heists and was last seen wearing a black t-shirt and gray hooded sweatshirt.
Anyone with information in the case is urged to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).