It was 40 years ago today that a Brooklyn branch of Chase Manhattan Bank was held up in a botched robbery and hostage situation that gripped the city and would later leave movie audiences on the edge of their seats.
Identical twin brothers were behind bars Thursday night on Long Island, charged in a brazen bank robbery spree. At first police thought the same suspect was robbing and driving the getaway car, until they caught the twins together.
Police on Long Island have launched an investigation into a bank robbery that occurred on Saturday in Medford.
Suffolk Police say that at around 3:42 p.m. Thursday a man handed a teller a note demanding cash. The teller gave him some dough and the man took off, heading east through the bank’s parking lot toward Little East Neck Road, police said.
The suspect, identified by cops as 21-year-old Cornell Neilly, robbed two banks in April and May, police said.
A white male walked into Maspeth Federal Savings Bank on Wednesday at approximately 5:45 p.m., walked up to the teller and passed a note stating that he had a bomb, police said.
The suspect is believe to be between 20- and 26-years-old, approximately 5-feet-8-inches tall with a medium build.
Jean Coughlin, 45, was picked up by police around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday after she tried to hold up a Chase Bank on Grand Boulevard in Deer Park, according to authorities.
Police said a man entered the bank, located at 653 Montauk Highway, on Saturday and handed a teller a note demanding money.
Authorities say a man entered the bank and showed a teller a note that demanded cash and indicated a threat if the teller did not comply.
The FBI says the suspect walked into the bank, held a gun to an employee’s back and demanded $20,000 in large bills.
Jack Mannino was released from federal prison last July after serving more than 10 years for a series of bank robberies in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island during a five-month spree in 1999.
Officials say a man walked in, handed a teller a note and demanded money.
Police say a woman walked up to the counter, told the teller she had a gun and demanded money.
Two employees and one customer were present at the time. No injuries were reported.