Police: Brooklyn Bank Robber Had Help From Call-In Accomplice
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Police are on the hunt for a bank robber whose threat to a Brooklyn bank employee earlier this month came from the other end of a cell phone.
Investigators say a man caught on surveillance video robbed an Alma Bank on 58th Street in Sunset Park on the morning of May 8.
The man told someone at the bank he wanted to open up an account for someone who wasn't there, before making a phone call, and handing the phone to the employee.
The person on the other end of the call said his accomplice in the bank had a gun and would harm the employee and his family if money wasn't handed over.
Police say the man got away with cash in a dark BMW driven by a woman with blonde hair.
He's described as being between 25 and 30 years old, about 5'9" tall with a medium build.
Anyone with information about the case is being asked to contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS, by texting TIP577 to CRIMES, or by going to NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.