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Williamsburg, NY - FBI Seeks Help Finding 'Snubnosed Bandit' Behind Another Bank Heist

Published on: March 3, 2012 10:14 PM
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Williamsburg, NY - The FBI is asking for the public’s help to identify and locate the so-called Snubnosed Bandit.

The suspect, given his name for the weapon he allegedly uses, is wanted in connection with six armed robberies. The latest came Friday morning at Apple Bank on Flushing Avenue in Brooklyn.

The suspect approached the counter, pushed aside a customer and pulled out a silver revolver before demanding cash, the FBI said. He later fled in a vehicle.

A significant reward is available for a tip that breaks the case. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI immediately at 212-384-1000. Tipsters may remain anonymous.


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 Mar 04, 2012 at 10:02 AM eric55 Says:

wow thats a great picture will be hard for him to hide for to long

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 Mar 04, 2012 at 10:17 AM Anonymous Says:

The banks are partly to blame for these holdups. Years ago, there used to be an armed guard in every bank branch in N.Y.C. However, the management of these banks do not want to have to pay for added security. Therefore, by their inactions, they encourage many of these holdups. Their philosophy is "to cooperate with the bank robbers, and give them the money". However, there is no guarantee that the bank robbers won't become violent, and start shooting, even if the money is given to them. This has occurred in the past, since some of these robbers are sadistical.

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 Mar 04, 2012 at 11:45 AM Yossi Says:

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Anonymous Says:

The banks are partly to blame for these holdups. Years ago, there used to be an armed guard in every bank branch in N.Y.C. However, the management of these banks do not want to have to pay for added security. Therefore, by their inactions, they encourage many of these holdups. Their philosophy is "to cooperate with the bank robbers, and give them the money". However, there is no guarantee that the bank robbers won't become violent, and start shooting, even if the money is given to them. This has occurred in the past, since some of these robbers are sadistical.

Statistics show that Banks with armed guards do NOT deter robberies but more deaths while the robbery is in progress...Those bandits will come in to a bank and first blow away the guard and then proceed to the teller...FBI records show that 97% robberies with no guard there was NOT a single bullet shot...

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 Mar 04, 2012 at 11:33 PM CHANA1 Says:

why don't banks have a double exit door like jewelry stores that could trap a robber on the way out?

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 Mar 05, 2012 at 01:31 AM concerned_Jew Says:

I agree with Yossi. Let em have the money. It's just not worth it. Catch the bandit later, he will show up. It's only money and not life; don't get killed over money or property, only if someone's life were being threatened. If he just wants the money give it to him. He will eventually get caught.

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 Mar 05, 2012 at 04:22 PM Anonymous Says:

Yossi did not mention that in the 3% of cases where there was no armed guard, the bandits came in and started shooting. If there was an armed guard there, the tellers would have been protected. Not having an effective deterrent is tantamount to the airlines (i.e. El Al) not having armed security guards on the plane. Are we just supposed to wait for hijackers, and then hope that they will be nice to us if we "cooperate". Please!

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