Police Beat: Woman wanted in attempted Bensonhurst bank robbery

August 19, 2014 Editorial Staff
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The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in connection with an attempted bank robbery which occurred within the confines of the 62nd Precinct.

On Saturday, August 16 around 10:44 a.m. inside a Chase Bank located at 19th Avenue and 86th Street, the suspect allegedly entered the location, approached a teller, and verbally demanded money.

The suspect then allegedly slipped a note stating, “Fill envelope with 100’s or I will shoot. You have 60 seconds.” The teller refused the perp, and she fled the bank in an unknown direction. There were no reported injuries.

The suspect is described as a black woman, 50 to 60 years of age, approximately 5’9 tall, and weighing 160 pounds. She was last seen wearing a purple t-shirt, blue New York Yankees baseball cap and dark colored pants.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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