Over the weekend, a man entered the Chase branch on Seventh Avenue and Carroll Street, handing over a note demanding money. Unfortunately, he left with none. Several days before that, a masked man tried to rob the Chase on Fifth Avenue and 14th Street, although he too apparently did not make off with any loot.
Whether the two are connected is unknown. “It just so happens that its two banks are within Park Slope,” a police source told the Park Slope Patch.
I feel compassion for the bank employees, for whom an attempted robbery must be terrifying and potentially scarring. But I hate their employer even more. To the Park Slope Chase Robber: there's one on Ninth Street and Fifth Avenue, FYI, and another on the corner of Degraw and Fifth. [We are not seriously advocating bank robbery--Legal Dept.]