Two Boots Worker to the Rescue at Village Bank Robbery

By Ben Fractenberg on February 10, 2011 7:23pm | Updated on February 10, 2011 7:52pm

A Two Boots Pizza worker helped keep a West Village bank robber from causing more damage by giving him the restaurant's deposit on Feb. 7.
A Two Boots Pizza worker helped keep a West Village bank robber from causing more damage by giving him the restaurant's deposit on Feb. 7.
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By Ben Fractenberg

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

GREENWICH VILLAGE — A Two Boots Pizza worker helped save employees and customers from a violent bank robber in the West Village Monday, The Villager reported.

Efrain Aquino Jr. was depositing over $800 of the restaurant's weekend earnings, according to another Two Boots employee, at the Capital One at Sixth Avenue and West Fourth Street when a man wearing all black burst into the bank and started yelling for everyone to get on the floor.

"He kept screamin', 'Where’s the f---ing money? Where’s the f---ing money?' and getting more agitated because there was none and no teller. When he walked over to me, I was worried he would shoot me," Aquino Jr. told The Villager.

Aquino then told the robber to take his deposit.

"Take whatever you want from me, take my money on the counter,’" Aquino said.

The robber reportedly grabbed the cash — but then dropped it.

He continued to yell at everyone while he gathered the money and then ran out the door, The Villager reported.

The bank initially told Aquino Jr., though, that they couldn’t reimburse him the money since he hadn’t made the deposit.

But a few days later he said the Two Boots accountant got a call from Capitol One asking how much was taken from them, the paper reported. Two Boots could not yet confirm whether Capitol One would reimburse them.

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