Bandit Strikes At Two 5th Avenue Banks In Slope, Cops Say

Bandit Strikes At Two 5th Avenue Banks In Slope, Cops Say
Chase bank robbery
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The NYPD is searching for a suspect who got away with over $30,000 from two Chase bank locations in Park Slope.

The first incident took place on Wednesday, August 10 when the individual entered a Chase Bank, located at 162 5th Avenue (between St. Johns Place and Lincoln Place) and withdrew funds using the victim’s account information.

On Thursday, August 11, the same suspect entered nearby Chase Bank, located at 530 5th Avenue (between 13th and 14th street) and withdrew funds using a second victim’s account information.

Cops say the illegal withdrawals from both accounts totaled $31,200.

This is not the first time a 5th Avenue bank has been targeted this year.

Police are still searching for another suspect who got away with $2000 after cloning ATM cards at two TD Bank locations in Brooklyn, one of which was located at 269 5th Avenue (at 1st Street). The incident took place on July 14.

Both individuals are wanted for grand larceny.

Police describe the suspect as a male, black, approximately 50-years-old, approximately 180lb, brown eyes, black hair.  He was last seen wearing a black polo shirt and black-framed glasses.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting your tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Police say all calls are confidential.


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