BREAKING: Kings Highway Chase Bank Robbed!

The sign Chase management placed on the door after the robbery attempt. (Photo by Ilan P.)

The Chase Bank on Kings Highway and East 16th Street was robbed today, and as this report goes to press our tipster tells us that the entire area around the bank is in chaos.

The robbery happened within the last hour, and traffic is at a near standstill as the police have declared a Level 1 response. Detectives, ESU, FDNY and other units are on the scene, apparently in pursuit of the suspect.

Our tipster tells us that as he went to make a deposit a teller told him that she had just been robbed. During the robbery she managed to press the emergency button behind the counter.

The suspect is believed to have fled towards Ocean Avenue. He is described as a black male with black leather jacket and grey scarf.

We are unaware if a weapon was displayed.