She sure had a determined spirit, unfortunately she applied it to committing a crime. NYPD said a woman tried to rob four Manhattan banks in 40 minutes, and managed to make off with some cash on her last attempt before noon on Tuesday.
The woman first tried to rob Bank of America located at 127 8th Avenue at 11:17 a.m. and passed a note to a teller demanding cash, but wasn’t successful.
Only three minutes after, she attempted to rob another bank, this time hitting Capital One at 144 8th Ave., at 11:20 a.m. She was seen with a note inside the bank but didn’t get to pass it.
Her third attempt happened just seven minutes after, this time with Apple Bank at 250 West 23 St., where at 11:27 she passed a note to a teller but again left empty-handed.
Assistant manager Mohamed Ali at Apple Bank said the teller called him to the booth , but the suspect calmly left the bank without any cash when she saw him approaching. He thinks she knows what she’s doing since inexperienced robbers would typically make a scene if they fail to get the money they wanted.
Ali observed that the woman wore a red wig under a black hat.
Three failed attempts did not dampen the woman’s determination as she tried one final time to “successfully” rob a bank. On her fourth attempt, she hit Chase Bank located at 71 West 23rd St. At 11:57 a.m. She finally made off with some cash with the bank. The amount the suspect took is yet to be determined by officials. Police officers said she left the note at the bank.
It is unclear why the same woman was able to attempt four consecutive bank robberies in the same area in less than an hour without being caught and arrested by authorities.
The suspect remains at large. The woman who pulled off such an odd bank robbery stunt is described by the police as 5-foot-6 in height and weighing around 125 pounds. They said she was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt that day of the attempted robberies with the word “London” on it and a black “NY” cap. She claimed to the tellers that she had a gun, but she never once showed it during all her attempts.
The authorities have yet to provide surveillance footage of the suspect inside the banks she tried to rob to better help the investigations and the search for her.