This cowboy has knocked over five banks in five weeks and tried to take two others, so the cops are hoping you can help them catch him. He hit the HSBC at East 86th and Third Avenue on June 17 and hasn’t looked back: the TD Bank at Columbus and West 86th (June 23), the HSBC at Third and East 68th (June 29), and Country Bank at Second between East 48th and 49th (July 6) quickly followed. Then he moved downtown and, after a couple of thwarted attempts (he must have been having trouble getting the lay of the land), returned to form at the HSBC at Sixth Avenue and Washington Place on July 27. He is described as betweem 5’8″ and 6′, and 180 and 200 pounds. If you have information as to this man or these incidents, NYPD asks you to contact 1-800-577-TIPS(8477), www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or text 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 29, 2009