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.
The FBI says a bank robbery suspect dubbed by investigators as the “One Glove Bandit” robbed a bank for the third time in New York City on Friday.
Police say a man walked into a Chase Bank with a handgun, walked up to a teller and demanded money.
The suspect is accused of robbing a Chase Bank at 810 7th Avenue on Monday around 2 p.m.
An FBI report filed Monday in the criminal complaint against Luis Aparicio claims he tried to rob a Chase Bank branch in Rutherford last Thursday and take a woman hostage, only to be foiled by her wig.