Police cars lined the bus stop on West 231st Street at the entrance to the Southbound #1 subway line after 3 PM, while a police officer stood in front of the Chase Manhattan Bank located at 5581 Broadway after the bank was robbed. According to 50th Precinct Commanding Officer O'Toole a note was passed to one of the tellers demanding money, while the suspect said that he had a weapon. The teller gave a yet undisclosed amount of money to the suspect who then fled on foot up Broadway. Captain O'Toole described the suspect as a 6 foot male Black in his mid 30's, and that the video cameras in the bank had good footage of the suspect and the robbery. It is not known how soon the suspect will be apprehended.
Above - One police officer stands in front of the Chase Bank located at 5581 Broadway to make sure the crime scene is not interrupted.
Below - One of the CSU officers is seen in the doorway of the bank.
Captain O'Toole the commanding officer of the 50th Pct. was right on the spot just after the Chase Bank was robbed. He spoke with me in front of the bank about the robbery. A notice on the bank door says that the bank is closed due to an emergency. The ATM windows on West 231st Street remained open and were very busy.