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U.N. worker arrested for carrying out bank robberies during his lunch breaks

By Mason White 5:51 PM April 19, 2017
Abdullahi Shuaibu
Abdullahi Shuaibu
By: Tanya Clark

(Scroll down for video) Police in New York, released photos of a wanted serial bank robber.

They were soon tipped off by someone who recognized the suspect as a co-worker.

The person informed police that the suspect, 53-year-old Abdullahi Shuaibu, works at the United Nations offices in Manhattan.

Police learned that Shuaibu, carried out the bank robberies while he was out on his lunch breaks.

Officers went to the U.N. office and waited for Shuaibu. He was arrested when he returned to work.

Shuaibu, who lives in Queens and works as a communications officers at the U.N., robbed at least four banks in the past six weeks.

Police said that in each bank, Shuaibu passed a note to the teller, claiming that he had a gun. While not all bank tellers handed him money, Shuaibu managed to make off with about $10,000 from one HSBC bank.