Note passing nincompoop
A 40-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a series of bank robberies in downtown Brooklyn last week. And he’s probably kicking himself for it.
That’s because suspected bank robber Roland Hill was arrested after he was spotted outside a Sovereign bank on Montague and Court streets, which he reportedly robbed a week earlier.
Officials said that he was standing near the corner at 9 a.m. on December 24 when he was recognized by a teller at the previous robbery.
Investigators quickly linked him to heists on December 18 and December 22 %u2013 all which occurred at the same branch.
During the December 22 heist, he left the bank with $1970, officials said. On December 18, he managed to scare $1000 out of the teller.
Cops later connected Hill to the robbery at the Sovereign Bank branch at Avenue U and McDonald Avenue, officials said.
In that case, the thief entered the bank at 12:30 p.m. on December 11 and passed the teller a threatening note.
“Count out $5,000 and no one will get shot,” the note explained. “Don’t try anything stupid. Don’t make me kill you.”
Despite his lofty demands, the teller handed the thief just over $100, officials said.
The thief ran off without harming anyone.