Police: Bank robber failed, found new bank, stole $4K

After a would-be bank robber failed to hold up a Bushwick bank Tuesday morning, police say he struck another just a half-hour later.



The suspect unsuccessfully tried to rob the Bank of America at 880 Quincy St. around 9:30 a.m., police say. 



Authorities say they believe the same person moved on to the Chase Bank at 975 Bedford Ave. 30 minutes later. They say he handed the teller a note and made off with about $4,000.



Police have not yet released an image of the suspect.



A security guard has since been posted outside at least one of the banks.



Anyone with information about the incidents is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS, or 1-888-57-PISTA in Spanish.


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