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FBI: ‘Gatsby Bandit’ Arrested, Charged In Manhattan Bank Robbery

The "Gatsby Bandit" seen at the Astoria Federal Savings Bank in Queens on May 16, 2014 (left) and at the Investors Bank in Queens on May 12, 2014 (right). (credit: FBI)

The “Gatsby Bandit” seen at the Astoria Federal Savings Bank in Queens on May 16, 2014 (left) and at the Investors Bank in Queens on May 12, 2014 (right). (credit: FBI)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation was able to apprehend an alleged serial bank robber known as the “Gatsby Bandit” thanks to a caller who saw the suspect’s image in news coverage.

Patrick Considine, 48, was taken into custody by the FBI and NYPD on Tuesday at around 2 a.m. in Queens, the FBI said.

He was charged with one count of bank robbery in a criminal complaint filed by the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office.

While Considine was wanted in connection with several robberies, the charge filed by the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office is related to a May 27 robbery of the HSBC Bank at 101 West 14th St.

Authorities said last week they believed the “Gatsby Bandit,” whose nickname is derived from a Gatsby hat he often wore, to have been behind three other bank robberies in Queens.

On May 16 authorities said he robbed the Astoria Federal Savings Bank on Broadway. He was also wanted for robbing the Santander Bank on Roosevelt Avenue on May 7 and the Investors Bank on Broadway on May 12.

It remains unclear if authorities will charge Considine with any of the robberies in Queens.

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