News & Politics

The Fastest Bank Robber of All Time: 3 Brooklyn Banks, 30 Minutes Flat


We don’t know if we should “Bravo!” this guy or start locking up our own cash in vaults (the Times described the suspect’s non-violent rampage as a “mini-crime wave.” What a title).

In Midwood yesterday afternoon, NYPD officials say that a bank robber flew through three separate banks on Kings Highway… in a half an hour. And the suspect on the lam had a success rate of 66%.

Now, that is criminal efficiency; just check out this rundown:

2:15pm – Apple Bank, 1321 Kings Highway, Score.

2:30pm – Capital One, 1226 Kings Highway, Fail.

2:40pm – HSBC, 1621 Kings Highway, Score.

Damn. And, what’s even more impressive is that the suspect never used a weapon.

At the two banks that the bank baron did rob (the first and the last), the suspect – described as male, Hispanic, 5’7″ and a red cap rocker – simply slipped the teller a note and was given money. Only the teller at the second bank called his bluff and refused to give him money. The real question now: what did he write?! We can only imagine.

NYPD officials have not yet said how much money this guy got away with or whether he had a weapon on him or not. But, he’s still on the loose and, at the rate to which he robbed those three banks, it’s evident that this guy is fast.

Archive Highlights