A robber in a hurry struck at three banks along a stretch of Kings Highway in Brooklyn in a span of about 30 minutes on Friday afternoon, the police said.
In the first and third robberies, tellers handed over cash to the robber, the police said, but he left empty-handed in the second encounter.
The police do not believe that the man displayed a weapon, though they were still gathering information late Friday afternoon.
The mini-crime wave began at around 2:15 p.m., when the robber entered a branch of the Apple Bank at 1321 Kings Highway. He handed a teller a note, was given some money and left, the police said.
About 15 minutes later, the man walked into a Capital One branch at 1226 Kings Highway, the police said, and handed over a note, but did not get any cash.
About 2:40 p.m., the suspect entered an HSBC bank branch at 1621 Kings Highway. Again, a note was handed over and he obtained some money, the police said.
The police did not immediately say how much money the man had taken.
The robber was described as Hispanic, about 5-foot-7, and 150 pounds. He was wearing black pants, a red shirt and a red baseball hat.
(Source: NY Times)