UPDATED: Detectives seek suspect behind robbery of a Wells Fargo bank in Chelsea

The Wells Fargo at 777 6th Ave. in Chelsea was robbed on Sept. 25, police reported. (Photo via Google Maps)

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH AND ROBERT POZARYCKI | Cops are looking for a man who robbed a Wells Fargo bank in Chelsea on Wednesday afternoon.

The NYPD released images of the crook behind the Sept. 25 heist, which occurred at 2:53 p.m. at the Wells Fargo branch located at 777 6th Ave.

According to law enforcement sources, the bandit walked into the bank, approached a teller and slipped a note demanding money. Cops said the crook simulated being armed with a weapon, but did not actually display one.

The teller provided $150 in cash to the suspect, who then fled from the scene, authorities said.

Officers from the 13th Precinct responded to the incident. There were no reported injuries.

The person of interest wanted for a Sept. 25 bank robbery in Chelsea (photo courtesy of NYPD)

Cops described the perpetrator as a black man with a dark complexion in his 50s, standing 6 feet tall and wearing a gray blazer.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit the Crime Stoppers website or send a direct message on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

This story was updated on Sept. 26 at 10:35 a.m.

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