Murray Hill bank heist stymied by sharp-eyed teller: NYPD

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Police are searching for this man in connection to an attempted bank heist in Murray Hill. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

An attempted heist at a Murray Hill bank last week was thwarted by an inquisitive teller.

Police from the 109th Precinct are looking for a man who entered the Chase bank at 35-36 154th St. at around 2:20 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 26, approached a teller and passed a note demanding money, police said.

When another teller walked over to read the note, the suspect took off on foot in an unknown direction empty-handed.

Police described the man as an adult man in his 30s, 5’9” tall and 230 pounds with black hair. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, dark pants, dark shoes, eyeglasses, a white face mask and he was carrying a dark-colored book bag.

No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting or the suspect’s whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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