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Brazen Bank Robber Hit 16 Locations, NYPD Says

Banks have been targeted in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn

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A bank robber now connected to 16 heists around New York City passes a note to a teller demanding cash, the NYPD major case squad said Friday.

Surveillance and evidence from the different locations across Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens have been analyzed, and the NYPD said it appears to be the same man behind all 16 robberies.  The suspect does not wear a mask during the heists.

The robberies began in March at the Sovereign Bank on Third Avenue near 63rd Street in Manhattan.  The most recent robbery was earlier this month at another Sovereign Bank, this time on Smith Street in Brooklyn.

Police released this list of the targeted banks, but has not said how much money was taken from each location.

1.  19 PCT.   3/27/08   1158 HRS    SOVEREIGN BANK     1062 3RD AVE
2.  13 PCT.   5/13/08   1414 HRS    CAPITAL ONE        31 EAST 17 ST.
3.  13 PCT.   6/30/08   1255 HRS    KEY BANK           11 EAST 22 ST.
4.  19 PCT.   7/21/08   1015 HRS    WASHINGTON MUTUAL  1191 3RD AVE
5.  19 PCT.   7/24/08   0950 HRS    CAPITAL ONE        1432 2ND AVE
6.  14 PCT.   8/20/08   1200 HRS    SOVEREIGN BANK     1 PENN PLZ
7.  19 PCT.   8/06/08   1430 HRS    SOVEREIGN BANK     1062 3RD AVE
8.  17 PCT.   9/11/08   1513 HRS    CAPITAL ONE        220 EAST 42 ST.
9.  70 PCT.  10/23/08   1020 HRS    WASHINGTON MUTUAL  833 FLATBUSH AVE
10. 94 PCT.  10/25/08   1230 HRS    SOVEREIGN BANK     717 MANHATTAN AVE
11. 70 PCT.  10/29/08   1315 HRS    BANK OF AMERICA    515 OCEAN AVE
12. 68 PCT.  11/03/08   1335 HRS    CAPITAL ONE BANK   7110 5 AVE
13. 63 PCT.  11/03/08   1455 HRS    CAPITAL ONE BANK   2102 RALPH AVE
14. 114 PCT. 11/06/08   1220 HRS    MILLENNIUM BCP     35-02 BROADWAY
15. 94 PCT.  11/06/08   1250 HRS    BANK OF AMERICA    826 MANHATTAN AVE
16. 84 PCT.  11/08/08   1050 HRS    SOVEREIGN BANK     169 SMITH ST.

The suspect is described as a black male, between 5’11” and 6’2”, and approximately 180 to 200 pounds.  Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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