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Search On For Suspect In Bank Robberies In East Village, Other Manhattan Districts

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Police on Tuesday were in search of a suspect wanted in a string of bank robberies in some of the most fashionable sections of Manhattan.

The first robbery happened around 2:35 p.m. this past Saturday at a Chase Bank at 130 Second Ave. in the East Village, police said.

The suspect handed the teller a note claiming he had a gun and demanded money, police said. The teller complied, and the suspect made off with $1,080, police said.

The suspect was also connected by police to two subsequent incidents, both of which occurred on Monday.

Around 2:40 p.m. Monday, a robber walked into the Citibank branch at 1107 Broadway near Madison Square Park and handed a note to the teller demanding money, police said. The suspect made off with $600.

Around 3:20 p.m. Monday, the suspect walked into a Chase Bank branch at 835 Broadway near Union Square, and handed the teller a demand note, police said. The suspect made off with $4,740.

The suspect was described as a white male, possibly albino, in his mid- to late 20s. He stood about 5 feet 10 inches tall with light hair and medium build, police said.

He was last seen wearing a black and gray jacket, dark-rimmed glasses, black sneakers, and a red bandana around his neck.

Police have released photos and video of the suspect.

East Village Bank Robbery Suspect
A suspect in a string of bank robberies in the East Village and near Union Square and Madison Square Park. (Credit: NYPD)

Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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