Note-passing crook sought for failed Greenwich Village bank robbery

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Photos courtesy of the NYPD

The NYPD is looking for a suspect behind a failed Greenwich Village bank robbery on Thursday.

According to police, at 3:15 p.m. on Jan. 20 the suspect entered a Wells Fargo bank, located at 374 Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue). The crook approached a 21-year-old female bank teller, simulated that he had a firearm and passed a note demanding cash.

The victim refused and the suspect fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction. No currency was taken as a result.

The NYPD released photos and a video taken from the bank’s security footage:

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.