Crime and Courts

Chief investigative reporter Jonathan Dienst on crime, corruption and terrorism.
New York

NYC Man Dubbed ‘Broadway Bandit’ Arrested After Prison Release

141810855
Getty Images

What to Know

  • Dying New Yorker dubbed the "Broadway Bandit" has been arrested in a bank robbery that occurred only nine days after his release from prison
  • Jamie Frierson was charged with robbing a Bronx bank last Wednesday; He was previously in prison for robbing five banks
  • Frierson was previously freed after his lawyer said at sentencing that he had liver cancer and likely has only two years to live

A dying New Yorker dubbed the "Broadway Bandit" has been arrested in a bank robbery that occurred only nine days after his release from prison where he served time for robbing five banks.

Jamie Frierson was back in federal custody Tuesday, charged with robbing a Bronx bank last Wednesday.

William F. Sweeney Jr., head of New York's FBI office, says Frierson "clearly did not learn his lesson."

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman called it a "repeat performance."

Last August, the 49-year-old Manhattan resident was convicted by a jury of collecting over $10,000 by robbing five banks in less than two weeks in August 2017.

Frierson was freed after his lawyer said at sentencing that he had liver cancer and likely has only two years to live.

His lawyer didn't comment.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
Contact Us