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Sovereign smash in

A crafty crew of thieves tunneled their way into Sovereign Bank, 301 Avenue U at McDonald Avenue.

Police said that the brazen burglars dug three holes into the roof of the one-story bank sometime after 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 14 — right under nosy straphangers waiting on a nearby elevated train line.

While the thieves managed to stick a ladder into one of the holes and make their way down to the bank’s vault, they were scared off before they could empty any of the boxes.

This is the third time in the last two weeks that thieves tried to gain rooftop access in local stores.

Police said that someone tunneled their way into the roof of the Flatbush & R Laundromat, 2220 Flatbush Avenue, on February 28. The next day thieves attempted to dig their way into Song’s Deli, 5401 Avenue T, through the roof, but never got inside.

Cops are asking anyone with information regarding the Sovereign Bank break-in to come forward.

Calls can be made to the 61st Precinct at (718) 627-6611. All calls will be kept confidential.

Where: 301 Avenue U
Updated Oct. 21, 2011
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