2 wanted in string of bank robberies throughout Manhattan

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MANHATTAN — A man and a woman are wanted in connection with a string of bank robberies throughout Manhattan since last September, police said.

A man, described to be in his early 50s, first targeted a Chase Bank at 340 Avenue of Americas on Sept. 25, 2015. He passed a note to the teller demanding cash, but fled the bank empty-handed.

On the same day, he went to another chase bank at 204 W. Fourth St., passed a threatening note to the teller and demanded cash. He left the bank with $1,175.

The robber struck again at a Chase Bank at 395 Avenue of Americas on Dec. 21, 2015.

In the most recent robberies, he entered the banks with another woman. They robbed a Bank of America at 670 Avenue of Americas on June 27, a Northeast Community Bank at 242 W. 23rd St. on July 5, and a Chase Bank at 204 W. Fourth Street on July 9. Each time the robbers passed a note to the tellers demanding money and left the bank with an unspecified amount of cash.

The suspect is described as a bald man with dark complexion, around 200 pounds and 5-feet 10-inches tall. The second suspect is described as a woman with dark complexion and round 5-feet 4-inches tall.

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.

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