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Robber hits same NYC bank for 3 days

Sept. 29, 2011 at 2:34 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- New York police said they arrested a brazen bank robber who targeted the same downtown branch on three consecutive days.

Investigators said Charles Burnett, 29, of Teaneck, N.J., stole more than $26,000 from the Sovereign Bank branch on Gold Street Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the New York Post reported Thursday.

Burnett was arrested by a pair of police officers passing by the bank as he exited Wednesday.

"They tackled him today as I was coming in," said teller Danielle Stephens, 25, who was present during Tuesday's robbery. "He ran out onto Gold Street and they tackled him.

"Same guy, three days in a row," Stephens said. "Obviously he wanted to get caught. He didn't seem like he was all there."

Burnett was charged with three counts of robbery.

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