New York City

Bank Robber Known as ‘Coast to Coast Bandit' Strikes Again in NYC: Officials

A bank robber known as the “Coast to Coast Bandit” is back in New York City, police say, and investigators are linking him to heists on both sides of the country.

The FBI believes the man robbed a Chase Bank at Lexington Avenue and 72nd Street Thursday afternoon, armed with a black gun. No one was hurt, and it wasn't clear how much money he stole. 

It was the third Manhattan holdup by the same man in less than two months, authorities say. On March 9, cops say the robber held up a Santander Bank on Third Avenue. Four days later, he hit the Chase Bank on Third Avenue. 

Last month, police linked the man to a robbery at a Los Angeles bank. 

In each case, he is armed with a gun or a knife, investigators said. Authorities say the man is considered extremely dangerous; anyone who sees him or has information on the holdups should contact police. 

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