Thief on the run following failed Sunset Park robbery

Failed robbery: A man tried to rob a cash checking business on Fourth Avenue on Sunday, Aug. 4.
NYPD Crime Stoppers

Cops are searching for the bungling bandit who tried — and failed — to rob a Fourth Avenue financial services company in Sunset Park on Aug. 4.

A worker told cops that the crook entered the check-cashing business between 52nd and 53rd streets at 9:50 a.m., when he passed her a note demanding cash and threatening to shoot up the place, albeit, without displaying a gun. The employee pressed an alarm button, and the would-be thief scampered off empty handed, according to authorities.

Anyone who provides police with information leading to an arrest can expect up to a $2,500 reward through the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers program. The public can phone their tips to (800) 577-8477, log into the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, tweet @NYPDTips, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

Reach reporter Rose Adams at radams@schnepsmedia.com or by calling (718) 260–8306. Follow her on Twitter @rose_n_adams

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