Crime Watch

Police are seeking this man in connection with the robbery of Capital Bank branch on Broadway on the afternoon of May 11.


Broadway bank robbed twice 10 days

Things were anything but capital at the Capital One branch at 2379 Broadway, where bank employees contended with two robberies within 10 days.In the first incident, at 10:17 a.m. on Monday, May 1, a man approached a teller and passed her a note which read, “Give me all the fifties and hundreds.” According to the police account the man also said, “Don't try to do anything stupid, or else you will regret it. Don't be funny and give me the dye pack.” He then took back his note and put it in his pocket and the teller handed over various denominations totaling $2,550, which the man placed in a black duffel bag before fleeing north on Broadway on foot, police said. Officers searched the neighborhood but couldn't find the thief.

In the second incident, a man entered the branch at about 2:30 p.m. on May 11, approached a teller and demanded money. The man was able to get away with $4,910, police said. Police described him as black, in his 30s, about 5 feet, five inches tall, with no facial hair. He was wearing a baseball cap and dark sunglasses. Police did not say if that individual is a suspect in the May 1 robbery.Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

Knife Attack

At 8:50 a.m. on Wednesday, May 3, a 51-year-old man was slashed in front of his residence at 2508 Broadway by an acquaintance. The victim suffered a severe open wound on the left side of his face. He was taken to St. Luke's hospital for treatment, while his assailant was last seen fleeing southbound on Broadway. The assailant was not publicly identified and there was no word on the victim's condition.

98 Tears

One home health aide apparently made herself a little too much at home with her client's bank account. A Central Park West resident looking at her checking account determined that, by her count, her balance was off by more than $200,000. Going over printouts of her bank statements she saw that nearly 100 checks had been cashed without knowledge during a 13-month period ending in April. The names appearing on the cashed checks belonged to a home health aide who came twice weekly to the victim's apartment. The total value of the unauthorized checks came to an $215,829.

Say What?

Another senior had a problem with a different kind of aid. At 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, an 80-year-old woman parked her car next to a vendor on Broadway and West 110th Street, leaving the vehicle unattended while she paid for some food. She had placed her Audiology hearing aid, valued at $3,400, on the floor on the passenger's side of the car. An unknown witness told her that a 20-year-old male bicyclist had been seen opening the passenger door and removing the hearing aid. The victim didn't file a police report until May 7 because she lives out of state.

Scooter Accouter

Now that it's spring, here come the scooter looters again. At 10 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, a 54-year-old man parked his 2015 Yamaha scooter on the street outside 983 Amsterdam Ave. When he returned the following day at 9 p.m., his scooter had scooted. A search of the neighborhood turned up nothing. He told police he'd secured the scooter wheels with a chain lock, and he alone had keys to the lock. The scooter is valued at $2,900.