Staten Island man with long criminal record cuffed for attempted Flatbush bank robbery

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A Staten Island man has been arrested in connection with an attempted bank robbery in Flatbush.
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A Staten Island man with a long criminal record has been arrested after he allegedly tried to rob a Flatbush bank earlier this month has been arrested, the NYPD announced on Tuesday. 

Cops cuffed 34-year-old Junior Bishop on Jan. 26, police said, two weeks after the alleged robbery attempt. Bishop faces charges of attempted robbery and aggravated harassment. 

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Bishop slid a note to a teller demanding money, according to the NYPD. Photo courtesy of NYPD/CrimeStoppers

According to police, Bishop walked into a Citizens Bank at 1545 Flatbush Ave. on Jan. 12. wearing a baseball cap and face mask and slid a note demanding cash to a teller. 

However, he didn’t stick around long enough to get the cash — Bishop allegedly fled the bank on foot empty handed, and cops said no injuries were associated with the incident.  

Court records show that Bishop has been arrested five times in the past two months — including on January 1, 7, and 10. He faces a range of charges, including petit larceny, resisting arrest, criminal possession of stolen property, and assault.

Bishop also appears to have arrested several times between 2014 and 2016 — his most recent arrest, in March 2016, came after he allegedly threw chairs at tourists, according to the New York Post

Robberies are up 25% in the 70th Precinct, where the Citizens Bank incident took place, according to NYPD statistics, and 15 robberies have been reported in the precinct so far this year. Last summer, a man robbed a TD Bank in East Flatbush of $560 in broad daylight.