Crook denied cash in bid to rob a Howard Beach bank: cops

A man tried but failed to rob this Chase bank in Howard Beach on Friday afternoon, according to police.
Photo via Google Maps/Inset courtesy of NYPD

Police are looking for a man who made an unsuccessful attempt at robbing a Howard Beach bank on Friday afternoon.

According to authorities, the suspect entered the Chase Bank, located at 156-33 Cross Bay Blvd., at about 4:30 p.m. He approached a teller and demanded money, but fled empty-handed when the teller refused to comply.

Officers from the 106th Precinct responded to the scene; there were no injuries.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male who stands at 5 foot 8 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.