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Caught: Cops cuff duo suspected in Slope, Sheepshead bank robberies with help of New Jersey’s Finest

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Dirty Jersey is cleaning up New York City.

Sleuths from a New Jersey police department assisted local cops in tracking down and cuffing two men suspected of robbing banks in Park Slope and Sheepshead Bay last month, according to a Facebook post from the out-of-state authorities.

The alleged crooks’ spree also included holdups at a Long Island bank and three others in the small New Jersey town where the cops who helped catch the duo are based, Stafford Township officials said.

The suspects committed all the robberies in a similar fashion, according to the Jersey officers, who said one man entered each bank wearing a hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses before passing a note demanding cash to a teller. The other guy allegedly manned a getaway vehicle outside, the Garden State police said.

The pair — who local cops said stole an unidentified amount of cash from the Slope bank, but left the Bay one empty-handed — allegedly split their illicit earnings and together took frequent trips to New Jersey’s Atlantic City, where the neighboring state’s detectives tracked down the suspects’ 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee at a casino parking garage.

The investigators, armed with the car’s license-plate number, kept tabs on the men, and worked with local cops to bust them in the outer borough of Manhattan on Jan. 30, according to the New Jersey police department.

Authorities then handed the suspects over to agents at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who booked them on robbery charges, the Garden State cops said.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Updated 5:49 pm, July 9, 2018
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