A white male wearing a black knit cap and a full-length gray coat walked into TD Bank at the corner of Purchase and Smith streets March 1 at 12:43 p.m. and handed the teller a note demanding cash.
A white male wearing a black knit cap and a full-length gray coat walked into TD Bank at the corner of Purchase and Smith streets March 1 at 12:43 p.m. and handed the teller a note demanding cash. The robber did not show any weapon and no one was hurt during the heist. A clear photo of the suspect was captured by a bank camera.
The suspect left the bank holding the cash and proceeded to the small parking lot behind Benefit and alongside Carpet Trends, where he was seen smoking a cigarette. A dye pack hidden in the cash activated; witnesses said he tried to shake the red dye from his coat, and reported that he left the area in a very rusty older model four-door sedan. It was not clear to witnesses if he had an accomplice.
According to Lt. Robert Falk of RPD, Westchester County PD and the FBI are assisting the Rye Detective Division in the investigation. He also confirmed for the paper that, based on the photograph, agencies believe the suspect may have been involved in other area bank robberies.
Webster Bank in Rye was robbed in September. A serial bank robber from Bridgeport was arrested in connection with that crime a week later.
–By Tom McDermott