2008_11_kellyr.jpgYesterday, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly covered the rise in bank robberies across the city, laying some blame on how many branches are open longer and have more welcoming atmospheres--like barrier-less tellers, “Now they look like living rooms and they are open 12 hours a day, seven days a week. That’s their business plan. If they think that is how they are going to make money fine. We also think that they have an obligation to the public at large, to protect them and use these practices that have worked in the past.” CityRoom points out that the Midtown bank where a robber struck yesterday has its tellers behind thick glass.