Bank Robber Makes Off with Cash from Chase Branch on South End Avenue
On Monday afternoon, at approximately 4:15pm, the Chase Bank on South End Avenue was robbed. According to an NYPD spokesperson, “police responded to a 911 call of a robbery inside of a Chase Bank located at 331 South End Avenue within the confines of the First Precinct. Upon arrival officers were informed an unidentified individual entered the location, made threats to an employee, and demanded money. The subject fled the location with undetermined amount of currency. There are no arrests, and the investigation remains ongoing.”
The NYPD describes the suspect as, “a male, approximately 30 years of age, dark complexion, five feet, seven inches, and 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a multi-colored sweatshirt, black pants and black hat.”
A corporate spokesman for Chase Bank did not respond to a request for comment.
Crime statistics compiled by the New York Police Department do not segregate bank robbery from the broader category of all robberies, but metrics for the First Precinct indicate that there have been 109 such crimes reported in Lower Manhattan thus far in 2023, which is down slightly from the same period last year (when 114 were reported). But both of these markers represent a steep decline from long-term historical trends. In 1990, for example, there 1,281 robberies reported in the First Precinct.