While the NYPD isn't happy about more-welcoming banks enticing robbers, the fact is robbers just like banks. Yesterday, a group of men trying to drill into a Staten Island bank were caught by the police. Acting on a tip, the cops headed to the Richmond County Savings Bank on Richmond Avenue and "spotted the four-man team struggling to break into the vault, which holds 1,000 safety- deposit boxes filled with valuables." The perps had first "made their way into a Pearl Vision eyeglass store next door and used high-speed drills and jackhammers to bore through the wall into the bank." And it's suspected the team is responsible for similar robberies; in a Howard Beach incident, they got a key to the store next to a Sovereign bank and then drilled into the vault, taking $100,000.
Elaborate Bank Robbery Stopped by Cops
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