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Police Searching for Man Who Robbed Dime Bank Yesterday After Slipping Note to Teller

Suspect in robbery, taken from NYPD-released video.

Jan. 10, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez

The NYPD is on the lookout for a man who allegedly stole money from a Dime Bank in Greenpoint.

The incident happened on Jan. 9 at around 1:10 p.m., when the thief walked into the Dime Bank at 814 Manhattan Ave. and went to a bank teller, police said.

The man then passed a note to the teller demanding money, police said. Surveillance video released by the NYPD shows the suspect unfolding a white paper after removing it from his pocket and holding it up to the teller.

The teller complied and gave the alleged robber an undetermined amount of money, according to police. He then fled east on Calyer Street.

The suspect is described as black, between 30 to 40 years old, and about 5’7” in height. He was last seen wearing a dark colored jacket, a gray hooded sweatshirt, a black knit cap, and a black and white scarf.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). 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 enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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That’s racist. Maybe he doesn’t live here. You’re assuming. The easiest thing to do.

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