Police in New York state said the man who robbed a Chase bank branch was armed with a pistol and dressed as "Star Wars" villain Darth Vader.
Suffolk County police Detective Sgt. William Lamb said the robber walked into the Setauket branch Thursday dressed in Darth Vader's signature mask and cape, the New York Daily News reported Friday.
Lamb said the robber got into a "shoving match" with a customer who initially thought the costumed man was joking.
"The customer thought it might have been a joke, and not a serious attempt at a robbery," Lamb said.
Police said the intruder pulled out a gun and ordered the man to the floor.
Lamb said investigators were trying to determine how much money the holdup man was able to shove into a bag before fleeing.
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