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“Very Bad Bank Robber” Arrested After Failed Lower East Side Heists

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A guy described by cops as a “very bad bank robber” was taken into custody on the Lower East Side yesterday.

22-year-old Richard Callison of Oradell, NJ was accused of hitting up the Chase branch on Delancey Street on Wednesday, followed by a Citibank near Astor Place. Both heists failed miserably. According to the New York Post, police arrested Callison on East 14th Street near Third Avenue. Police think he might be responsible for another botched robbery on the Lower East Side earlier in the week:

Cops also were looking at him in connection with an aborted job Tuesday at a Bank of America on Delancey Street, police sources said. That crook also failed to make off with any dough, despite passing the teller a note that said: “Give me all the big bills, make the wrong move and you will get shot.” The missive ended with the words: “Rapido, rapido.” The teller was not intimidated by the note, and simply locked her drawer and walked away from the window, leaving the crook standing there empty handed, police sources said.

At the time Callison was arrested, he was wearing a t-shirt for Presto’s New York pizza in Hackensack, NJ. While employees said they didn’t recognize Callison, one cashier was hopeful the incident might be good advertising for the restaurant!


“Currently a crime scene.”

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