Man Attempts, Fails to Rob 79th Street Bank

On Thursday, March 24 at approximately 4:18pm, police say an unidentified male in his 50s entered the Chase Bank at 201 East 79th Street (at 3rd Ave) and displayed a note demanding money.

chase bank failed robbery

(Google Maps)

Police say the man ended up fleeing by foot in an unknown direction — without taking any money or causing any injuries.

The unsuccessful robbery suspect was last observed wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, black shirt, white mask and carrying a black bag.

Video shared on Citizen App shows police officers responding to the call.

Attempted Robbery at Chase Bank @CitizenApp

201 E 79th St Yesterday 4:26:20 PM EDT

We’ve attempted to reach the bank for comment and will provide an update if and when we learn more.




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