Bank Robber Has Pulled Seven Tri-State Heists in Three Months
At around 4:30 p.m. last Thursday, a man in a dark Miami Marlins cap, a gray long-sleeve shirt, and blue jeans walked into a Chase bank in New Rochelle. He handed the teller a note, demanded money, and claimed he had a gun.
The man walked out with $3,000 in coins.
On Tuesday, the FBI announced that the robber in the security camera footage was a familiar face. The New Rochelle heist, the feds said, was the man's seventh bank robbery in three months.
The first heist authorities have tied him to was on August 20, in a Wells Fargo in Linden, New Jersey. His plan then was the same: a note to the teller, a demand for money, a verbal threat that he had a firearm. He wore a Chicago Bulls hat and a black and gray baseball shirt.
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Authorities didn't disclose how much cash he left with.
From then, he struck every few days around the Tri-State region. A People's United Bank in Greenwich, Connecticut, on August 28 and a Chase there on September 5. A Chase in Woodbridge, New Jersey on September 9.
On the afternoon of September 12, in Fairfield, Connecticut, he first hit a Bank of America and a Chase 20 minutes later.
The FBI describes him as "a Hispanic male between 5'0" and 5'4'' tall and light in complexion."
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