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Cops ask public for help to catch hat switching bank robber

July 11, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Cops ask public for help to catch hat switching bank robber

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An infamous Manhattan bank robber, who wears different sunglasses and headgear during every robbery, has struck again on Friday at an Upper East Side HSBC bank.

The robber went into the HSBC on E. 89th St. at approximately 2:45 p.m. and passed a sinister note to the bank teller. He then fled off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

According to the New York Daily News, the notorious thief has been robbing banks all over New York City, including in Midtown, the Upper East Side, the Village, and Harlem.

After robbing Santander bank, he allegedly robbed a second Santander bank on May 12th, On May 27th, he once again tried to re-rob the Lexington Avenue Santander Bank but cops reported that he walked out empty handed.

In a one-month span, the suspect targeted three different HSBC banks before striking his fourth HSBC on Friday.

For every theft, the suspect sports something different on his head, from a bicycle helmet to a scarf, to a wool hat and a baseball cap, officials said. No guns were ever shown and no one was harmed.

Police request that one with information should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.

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