Nice try: Teller thwarts would-be thief’s Sunset Park bank heist

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A brave teller thwarted a would-be robber’s attempt to hold up a Sunset Park bank on Jan. 2.

The crook waltzed into the Fifth Avenue bank between 53rd and 54th streets at 3:50 pm, and proceeded to pass the employee a note demanding cash, cops said.

The worker, however, simply refused to cough up any dough, and the suspect fled empty-handed — but not before surveillance cameras captured footage of him, according to police, who are still searching for the man, and described him as 5-foot-seven-inches tall man with black hair.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are confidential.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Updated 9:18 am, January 4, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

Ms. Me from Bay Ridge says:
Washington Mutual already robbed that bank when it chopped it in half and rented space to the drugstore. Unfortunately Chase has left it that way.
Jan. 4, 2019, 7:45 am
Polly Woo from Sunset P. says:
Fortune tellers at the bank? Sounds like a waste of money to this ladie!
Jan. 5, 2019, 1:43 pm

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