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Police Seek Financial District Bank Robbery Suspect

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - The NYPD would like your help identifying a suspect who made no attempt to conceal his identity during a recent bank robbery.

The robbery went down first thing Monday morning at the Sovereign Bank on 2 Gold Street.

The bandit wasn't willing to wait his turn in line for the teller. So police say he ambled up, shoved a customer who was in the middle of a transaction out of the way, and passed a note demanding money. The note also said he had a gun.

Bank Robbery Suspect
Police say this man robbed a Sovereign Bank on Sept. 26, 2011 in the Financial District. (credit: NYPD)

The teller complied, and gave him some dough. He then took off. No on e was injured.

The suspect is described as a heavyset male black, 25-35 years old, 6'1"-6'3", clear skin and close-cropped hair. As you can see in the photo, the suspect was wearing a white v-neck, short sleeved t-shirt, khaki pants, white sneakers and blue later gloves.

If you have any information about the robbery, you're asked to contact Crime Stoppers. You can:

  • Call 1-800-577-8477 (TIPS). All calls are kept confidential.
  • Log on to the Crime Stoppers website.
  • Text your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.
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