New York police are searching for a woman they say tried to rob 4 banks in 1 hour

Nypd police carChris Hondros/Getty ImagesThe woman made off with $US3,000 from a Chase Bank shortly before noon.

The New York Police Department is searching for a woman suspected of attempting to rob four banks within 40 minutes on Tuesday.

The woman made off with $US3,000 from a Chase Bank shortly before noon, a police spokesperson told Business Insider. Earlier Tuesday, she passed notes to tellers at two other banks, a Bank of America and an Apple Bank, but did not leave the building with any cash.

At a fourth bank, a Capital One, the woman did not pass a note or leave with cash, the spokesperson said.

All four banks are within a half-mile of each other in Lower Manhattan. The incidents occurred between 11:17 a.m. and 11:57 a.m., the spokesperson said.

The suspect, described by police as a black woman, has not been arrested, and an NYPD investigation is still ongoing, the spokesperson said. No other details about the woman were immediately available.

This story is developing.

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