Police seek suspect in Greenwich Avenue bank robbery

A security camera shot of the man police say robbed a People's Bank on Greenwich Avenue.

A security camera shot of the man police say robbed a People’s Bank on Greenwich Avenue.

Police are still searching for a man described as a short, heavyset Hispanic who robbed the People’s Bank on Greenwich Avenue late Wednesday afternoon.

According to Greenwich Police Department Public Information Officer Lt. Kraig Gray, the man walked into the bank, passed a note to the teller that said he had a weapon and demanded money. While the man reportedly never actually showed the weapon, police said they consider him to be armed. The man then received the money and left.

Lt. Gray said there was a conversation between the man and the teller and they spoke in Spanish.

He was described as a short and heavyset Hispanic male. Police also described him as “older.” Security cameras in the bank showed him wearing sunglasses and a fedora style hat. He was wearing a white buttoned dress shirt and a tie.

Police said that he left the bank in the direction of the nearby Greenwich train station. This led to a huge headache for commuters as the police stopped a train that was in the station so it could be searched for the suspect. The cars were all searched with a visual inspection for the suspect but he was not found.

“That came up with no leads,” Lt. Gray said.

The search caused Metro North service through the station to be delayed as much as 60 minutes during rush hour but service returned to normal shortly after. While there were initial reports of shots being fired, Lt. Gray said there was no gunfire from either the suspect or any police officers.

The investigation is ongoing and the Post will have more updates as they become available.

 

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