‘Snub-nosed bandit’ behind another W’burg heist, FBI says

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Police and federal agents are searching for a gun-toting North Brooklyn bank robber dubbed the “snub-nosed bandit” thanks to his weapon of choice.

Investigators say the revolver-wielding perp help up an Apple Bank in Williamsburg on Friday — his third Brooklyn target since September.

The crook entered the Flushing Avenue branch at 11:10 am, pushed a customer out of the way, pulled out a silver handgun, demanded cash, and fled from the bank, which is near Skillman Street.

Federal agents describe the robber as a 35-year-old man who stands about five-foot six-inches tall, and weighs between 150 and 190 pounds. Surveillance video shows him favoring dark, Woody Allen-style glasses and wearing a snazzy black wool scarf with a matching hat.

Law enforcement officials believe the robber uses livery cabs to take him to and from his financial targets.

The “snub-nosed bandit” is believed to be responsible for robbing a Capital One Bank on Broadway in Williamsburg on Oct. 18 and a Dunkin Donuts on McGuinness Boulevard in Greenpoint on Sept. 25, where he fired the gun that earned him his nickname.

To provide an anonymous tip and collect a sizable reward, call the FBI at (212) 384-1000.

Reach reporter Aaron Short at or by calling (718) 260-2547.

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liam from williamsburg says:
well with no photo or no video how do we know who this person is so we can be on look out for him before he strikes again
March 5, 2012, 11:40 am

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