A Staten Island man was charged Tuesday with robbing two banks in his home borough, after an off-duty police officer allegedly caught him in the act.
The NYPD was searching Wednesday evening for the suspect who robbed four different banks around Queens between July and just this past Saturday.
The man suspected of stuffing fake bills into two Midtown ATM machines, 26-year-old Jean Carlo Pena, was arrested Monday upon his return to New York.
Authorities believe the bogus bucks were meant to trick the ATM into believing it was carrying a full complement of cash but a bank official said that the machines were able to distinguish most of the fake bills from real ones.
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.
The problem is being called an epidemic of identity theft and credit card fraud with more than 200 victims and counting.
Police say surveillance video shows the suspect dressed as a woman on March 13 with what appears to be a badge on his waist.
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.
Authorities said a S.I. returning home from vacation, discovered that someone had opened multiple department store credit card accounts from various stores and purchased merchandise using the cards.
Police say a woman walked up to the counter, told the teller she had a gun and demanded money.
As Occupy Wall Street protesters marched and held rallies Saturday to commemorate the four week anniversary of the protests, nearly 70 protesters were arrested.
According to their website, they’re planning a “Mass March on the CHASE Bank” Saturday morning followed by a “party” in Times Square.
Police are looking for Cory L. Brown, a suspect who they say tried to rob banks in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Officials say Sam Chatman was arrested Friday afternoon around 3:20 p.m. at a bus terminal in Terre Haute, Indiana after getting off a Greyhound bus.
The FBI says a serial bank robber is getting more dangerous as he ratchets up his attacks on Chase banks around New York City.