Man Robbed Bank Across Street From His House Twice: Police

A Long Island man has been accused of robbing a bank across the street from his house twice in a little more than a week. 

Nassau County police said that Melvin Olivo was arrested on robbery charges in connection with the pair of heists at a TD Bank on Long Branch Road in Oceanside in February. 

In a news conference Tuesday, authorities say that Olivo hit the bank just 80 steps from of his front door as a crime of opportunity. 

In each robbery, Feb. 11 and Feb. 19, Olivo passed a threatening note to tellers at the bank demanding money. No one was hurt either time, and it's not clear if the man had a weapon, but he made off with cash. 

Olivo was arrested Monday after authorities say he was spotted walking on the same street as the bank. 

Neighbors like David Olivo -- who shares no relation with the suspect -- were befuddled by the crime. 

"Very dumb," he said. "That's like no-brainer dumb."

Attorney information for Olivo wasn't immediately available. A knock on his door went unanswered Tuesday afternoon. 

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