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Police seek suspect wanted in thefts of electronics, credit cards from 15 New York Sports Clubs

The NYPD has released surveillance photos of a man wanted in connection with a string of thefts at several New York Sports Clubs in Manhattan.Between Sept. 23 and Jan. 5, the suspect stole items from members’ lockers that include money and credit cards, clothing, Apple iPads and Macbooks, iPhone 5s...

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 8:08am

Man tries to rob Chipotle with hypodermic needle

Quincy police are searching for a man who tried to rob a local Chipotle restaurant with a hypodermic needle.After ordering food at the Newport Avenue restaurantjust after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, the would-be robber allegedly grabbed his bag of food and told the cashier to "put all the money in the bag."...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 1:01pm

WATCH: Restaurant workers fend off suspect wanted in a string of Brooklyn robberies

The NYPD has released surveillance video of a man wanted in connection with a rash of robberies at fast-food chains and one restaurant in Brooklyn over the past month.The video released early Wednesday morning was taken from a security camera at Chen’s Garden at 11046 Flatlands Ave., on Jan. 4,...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 7:26am

Elderly victims targeted in string of Coney Island robberies: NYPD

Police are looking for three young men who investigators say attacked and robbed several people over the past month in Coney Island, including an 82-year-old woman and a 78-year-old man.The NYPD has released photographs of the suspects on Monday.All of the Brooklyn robberies happened within a few...

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 10:11am

Escaped prisoner suspected in Cambridge bank robbery

Police believe a fugitive who escaped a maximum-security prison in Rhode Island last week tried to rob a bank in Cambridge Thursday morning.James Morales, a former Army reservist,escaped from the Wyatt Correctional Center in Central Falls, Rhode Island, on New Year’s Eve, state police said. He...

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 11:56am

1st bank robbery attempt in NYC in 2017 is a bust

The first bank robbery attempt in New York City in 2017 was a bust.Using a tactic that has become common among would-be bank robbers in the last few months, a man walked into a Chase bank in Midtown Manhattan on Jan. 3, and passed the teller a note demanding money, the NYPD reported.The teller...

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 7:02am

Queens Chase bank robbery suspect has stolen $17K from 6 branches: NYPD

Authorities say the same man who has robbed a handful of Chase banks in Queens over the past two months struck again on Tuesday, stealing $5,000 from a branch in Maspeth.The suspect has now stolen more than $17,000 from six Chase branches scattered around Queens, the NYPD said. As he has done...

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 6:54am

Armed robbers steal 300 electronic devices, $5K from Queens cell phone stores: NYPD

The latest armed robbery of a Queens cell phone store happened on Christmas Day, around noon, when two men stole several smartphones and cash from a Metro PCS that was open for the holidays, the NYPD said.Police say it was the fourth cell phone store holdup in Queens the men have pulled off since...

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 9:37am

Queens Chase bank bandit strikes again: Police

The Chase bank bandit has struck again.For the fifth time in three months, the same suspect has successfully robbed a Chase bank branch in Queens, the NYPD said.The latest incident happened on Monday, when the suspect walked into a Glendale Chase branch at 71-04 Woodhaven Boulevard, at 3 p.m. He...

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 7:02pm

Suspect in $1.6M gold-flakes theft thought to be in the Golden State: NYPD

The man who nabbed $1.6 million worth of gold flakes from the back of an armored truck in Midtown may be in California, the NYPD said.Police identified the suspect as 53-year-old Julio Nivelo on Tuesday. Nivelo, who also goes by the name David Vargas, is believed to be in the Los Angeles area.In...

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 4:52pm

'Armed and dangerous' bank robbers sought in Philadelphia: FBI

The FBI and the Philadelphia Police Department are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects responsible for armed robberies of banks this weekend.The FBI has released surveillance photos of the suspects, who hit two banks in the NorthwestPhilly area Saturday morning within 90...

Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 11:45pm

Queens bank robber steals $12,000 from 4 Chase branches: Police

Over the past three months, the same man has robbed four Chase bank branches in Queens, getting away with more than $12,000 cash, the NYPD said.The most recent robbery happened at about 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday when police say the suspect walked into the Chase bank on Liberty Avenue in Jamaica. He...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 8:04pm

Failed bank robbery attempt in NYC adds to growing list

A diminutive middle-aged man walks into a bank and hands the teller a note.That’s not the start of a joke, but the beginning of an attempted bank robbery in Midtown Manhattan, which was nearly identical to more than a dozen reported incidents in New York City over the past several weeks.Since mid-...

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 7:08pm

Bank robbery suspect strikes 2 locations in Brooklyn, matching recent pattern: NYPD

Another bank robber has struck at multiple locations in a single day in New York City, police said, adding to a string of similar robberies over the past several weeks.The latest incidents took place in Brooklyn on the morning of Dec. 6, when police say the same man walked into two banks in...

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 7:21pm

Hapless robbery suspect leaves empty-handed from 5 different banks: NYPD

For one would-be bank robber, it was a long but very unsuccessful Monday afternoon in Manhattan.Starting in Midtown and ending on the Upper East Side, the same man tried to rob five banks, each time getting turned away by an employee, the NYPD said.The suspect was caught on surveillance cameras at...

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 4:29pm

WATCH: Man steals bucket full of gold flakes worth $1.6M from armored truck in Manhattan

The NYPD is searching for a man who made off with an aluminum pail that contained gold flakes worth $1.6 million in Midtown Manhattan in September.In video footage released by the department on Tuesday, the man is seen walking near the rear of an armored truck on Sept. 29, whose backdoor was open...

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 9:56pm

Police identify robbery suspect shot dead by Lynn police officer

Authorities have identified a robbery suspect who was shot and killed by police in Lynn during a confrontation early Tuesday.Police shot Michael McInnis, 41, of Malden on the Lynnway around 4 a.m., after police received a call about a robbery at a Gulf gas station on Commercial Street, the Essex...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 11:49pm

Gambler robs Penn Station newsstand after buying $200 in losing lottery tickets

All he wanted was a little scratch, but when a man dropped $200 on losing lottery tickets from a newsstand inside Penn Station, he retaliated by robbing the register, the New York Post reported.A regular customer of CJ News Inc. inside Penn Station reportedly stole $1,500 from the register after...

Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 10:26pm

WATCH: Gun-toting bandits steal $300K worth of luxury watches from Madison Avenue store

Police are searching for two armed suspectswho robbed a Madison Avenue luxury watch store of five watches worth $300,000 on Monday morning.Footage released Tuesday show the bandits, dressed in winter coats and sunglasses with their faces covered, walking into the Jaeger-LeCoultre location at 701...

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 6:47pm

Pair beat man with brass knuckles in Columbus Circle subway robbery: NYPD

Police are looking for two suspects who they say robbed and assaulted a man at the Columbus Circle subway station early Sunday morning using brass knuckles.The victim, 25, was inside the A train station at about 5 a.m. when he was approached by the suspects who knocked him to the ground, police...

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 7:33pm