Photos: Bumbling Bank Robber Hits 5 NYC Banks in 3 Hours, Walks Away Empty Handed

Police are trying to identify the suspect, who is still on the lam

December 7, 2016
Photo: NYPD

A floundering bank robber proved crime really doesn’t pay on Monday after he tried robbing five different Manhattan banks over the course of three hours, failing to snag a single dollar.

Police say the man kicked off his bank robbing spree in the early afternoon at a Valley National Bank on Fifth Avenue. He reportedly handed the teller a note demanding money, but the teller refused and the man fled.

Not one for quitting, apparently, the bumbling bandit tried four more banks over the next few hours, but his luck did not improve. Thankfully, reports indicate no one was hurt during the failed robbery spree.

The New York Police Department is currently searching for yet-to-be identified suspect and have released security camera footage from that day’s follies (above). Cops believe he pulled a similar stunt last week at an Apple bank and actually managed to walk away with some cash.

h/t: Gothamist

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