Police: Robber made many failed attempts

May 24, 2011 at 2:59 PM

NEW YORK, May 24 (UPI) -- Police in New York said a man who robbed a bank was behind an earlier string of failed robberies at city businesses.

Investigators said the man who robbed the Seventh Avenue Chase bank of an undisclosed amount of cash Monday previously escaped with an undisclosed among of money from a CVS store on Fifth Avenue May 8, the New York Daily News reported Tuesday.

The man also made $120 from a Sunday robbery at The Coffee Pot on W. 49th St., police said.

Police said the man, who was frequently seen to hold his finger under his shirt to resemble a gun, was also behind recent failed holdups at a Duane Reade on Seventh Avenue, a Mrs. Fields Cookies store on Broadway and multiple Cosi and Starbucks stores.

The suspect is described as a white man between the ages of 35 and 45.

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