The two gunmen wanted for a daring — and nearly deadly — bank robbery in Bensonhurst were snapped up by an area surveillance camera before they stepped into the Chase Bank they were gunning for, police said this week.
Investigators are currently passing out the grainy images of the two thugs, both believed to be black males in their thirties, in the hopes that someone recognizes them.
Police said that the two men barreled into the Chase on Bay Parkway near 86th Street just before 3 p.m. on November 24.
Instead of passing a threatening note, the two reportedly pulled guns and announced a robbery.
One of the thieves fired a shot into the ceiling as his partner ordered workers to let him into the vault, where an undisclosed amount of money was removed.
No one was hit by gunfire and no injuries were reported, officials said.
Startled witnesses told police that one of the thieves was about six-foot tall, around 200 pounds and a medium build. He was wearing sunglasses, a green hooded jacket, blue jeans, black gloves and white sneakers.
His partner was about 5’8,” 160 pounds, with a medium build. He was dressed all in black at the time of the robbery, officials said.
Police said that both men were wearing “vintage black pilot caps” at the time of the robbery.
Cops are asking anyone with information regarding these two men or the robbery to come forward.
Calls can be made to either the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS or the 62nd Precinct at (718) 236-2611. All calls will be kept confidential.
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