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Bouquet bandit behind bars

BROOKLYN. The Bouquet Bandit has been nipped in the bud. Edward Pemberton, 44, was arrested in Brooklyn yesterday and charged with robbing two Chelsea banks.

On July 8, Pemberton allegedly entered a Capital One and showed a teller a threatening note he pulled from under a potted plant. Then on July 15 he carried a bouquet of flowers into the Bank of Smithtown and handed over another note, warning the teller “don’t be a hero.”

Police said he works in the nearby flower district.

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