NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Three times was not the charm for an accused serial bank robber.
WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reports when police captured Charles Burnett, 29, he was walking out of the Sovereign Bank on Gold Street in lower Manhattan.READ MORE: Hip Hop Legends Will Headline Concerts In The Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn And Queens For NYC Homecoming Week
Officials say Burnett was caught on surveillance tape sticking up the bank three days in a row.
LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reports
Prosecutor Brian Hayward said Burnett was carrying a duffle bag stuffed with $10,000 in cash and had two hotel room keys with him.READ MORE: Amid COVID Setbacks And Mask Mandates, Some Feeling Sense Of Deja Vu
Hayward said investigators found $5,000 in the hotel room and found that Burnett had used hotel stationary to write threatening notes that he would use during the alleged robberies.
Prosecutors said the notes read, “Put the money in the bag, I’ve got a gun.”
Burnett is accused of stealing over $26,000 over the spree which began on Monday.
His attorney said Burnett has no criminal record and that medical issues may have come into play in this case. He did not elaborate.MORE NEWS: Deadline Arrives To Apply For 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund
Burnett is being held on $100,000 bail.