Safety alerts, helpful links and occasional commentary on crime in Central Brooklyn, with a focus on the following precincts: 71st and 77th (Crown Heights), 79th and 81st (Bedford-Stuyvesant), 73rd (Brownsville) and 88th (Fort Greene/Clinton Hill).
Thursday, May 24, 2012
WANTED for Failed Bank Robbery on Pennsylvania Avenue (75th Precinct)
Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating a M/B/28-32 wanted in connection with an armed bank robbery that occurred at approx. 0915 hours on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 1388 Pennsylvania Ave. in the confines of the 75 Pct. The suspect entered the location, passed a note to the teller demanding money, displayed a black firearm, and fled the bank empty handed.
The suspect is a M/B/28-32, 5'10", 180 lbs. and was wearing eyeglasses, a red T-shirt, blue cargo pants, and black sneakers.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers' website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.