Cops: Port Chester bank robbery turns out to be false alarm

Police responded to a possible bank robbery this afternoon at the Chase Bank on North Main Street in Port Chester, but after investigating, it turned out to be a false alarm.

Officials say a customer had written a withdrawal slip for $7 and he then wrote a new one for $700 in specific denominations, an act that made the teller nervous. Also adding to her suspicion was that the customer asked her to draw a smiley face on the envelope, prompting her to set off the alarm.

Police responded and tracked down the man and determined no crime had been committed, saying he was merely "eccentric."

Officials say that the bank had been robbed twice in the past.

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