Police seek suspect who attempted to rob NHP bank

Nassau County police are searching for a lone suspect who attempted to rob a New Hyde Park bank on Tuesday.

Detectives said the suspect entered the Chase Bank at 350 Hillside Ave. and passed a note with demands to the teller. When the teller did not immediately respond, police said the subject fled without obtaining any money.

There were five employees and one customer in the bank at the time of the attempted robbery, police said. No injuries were reported.

According to police, the suspect was last seen walking eastbound on Hillside Avenue. Police described him as a five-foot-eight-inch white male in his 40s, wearing a powder-blue knit hat, sunglasses, a gray sweatshirt and black and red plaid jacket.

Detectives have asked that anyone with information about the crime call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

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