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Homeless man robs 5 New York City banks in four hours

By Mason White 12:38 PM February 3, 2016
Abdul Harley 

By: Chan Yuan
A homeless man was arrested on a charge of robbery after allegedly robbing five banks in the same day, police in New York said.

The New York Police Department said that they have arrested 43-year-old Abdul Harley of Manhattan, after being accused of robbing at least ten New York City banks, including 5 in a span of 4 hours.

Harley was charged with robbery. He was booked into jail, and his bail was set at $150,000.

According to the police investigation, around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Harley walked into the Bank of America located at 800 Sixth Avenue, and demanded money from a teller.

He fled from the scene after the teller refused to give him any cash. Around 11:00 a.m., Harley walked into the Banco Popular located at 345 Park Avenue, and demanded cash.

He fled from the bank with a substantial amount of cash.

Around 1:00 p.m., Harley walked into the Chase bank located at 1221 Madison Avenue, and demanded money. He fled without any money after his request was rejected.

Around 1:30 p.m., Harley walked into the HSBC bank located at 1340 Third Avenue, and demanded money. His request was ignored and he left the scene.

Around 2:00 p.m., Harley walked into the TD Bank located at 1470 Second Avenue, but he was turned away by a security guard who recognized him from police photos.

Harley escaped empty-handed again. No one was injured in any of the robberies.