2008_10_anwbr.jpgEarlier today, Wachovia announced a $23.9 billion quarterly loss, "one of the largest in banking history." We also noticed this Wachovia-related incident on the Gothamist Newsmap: "Another Wachovia Bank Robbery" in Manhattan.

The robbery was at the location at West 56th Street near Broadway was reported after 4 p.m.--and minutes before that, the Wachovia branch at West 70th Street and Broadway was robbed too! According to a Daily News article last month, Wachovia was the #1 targeted bank for robberies this past year, with "10 of its 24 branches" the victims of robbery--plus "Wachovia's 56th St. and Broadway branch in Manhattan was robbed four times last year - a record, police sources said."

The NYPD has blamed the uptick in robberies on some banks prioritizing friendly environments over security.