Forget Ocean’s 11, try Brooklyn’s 3. Since the New Year, there have been 3 separate bank robberies in North Brooklyn, including one here in Greenpoint.
Read on for information about the crimes, and for NYPD surveillance images of the suspects. The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance in its search for those involved.
Anyone with information regarding the incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All tips are strictly confidential.
The first holdup took place the first of the year, around 10:50am, at Ponce DeLeon Federal Bank on Smith Street in Boerum Hill. The thief demanded $5,000 from a teller. He was furnished with $1,540 and fled the scene.
A week later, around 4:20pm on January 8, another burglar made off with $4,500 from a Roosevelt Savings Bank in Bedford-Stuyvesant. According to Brooklyn Paper, he “was last spotted on Lewis Avenue between Greene and Lexington avenues wearing dark sunglasses, a black peacoat, and a black baseball cap with “Brooklyn” written in white on the front.
The next day, the crime wave hit Greenpoint. An unknown amount of money was stolen from Dime Community Savings Bank (814 Manhattan Avenue) around 1:10pm, January 9th, as the thief made off toward Calyer Street. The thief “was last seen wearing a dark-colored jacket, gray sweatshirt, black knit hat, and black-and-white scarf.”