'Dapper Bandit' Bank Robbery Suspect Dana Connor Arrested

By Ben Fractenberg on January 10, 2012 6:07pm 

Police say Connor may be traveling between Virginia and New York.
Police say Connor may be traveling between Virginia and New York.
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EAST NEW YORK — Suspected "Dapper Bandit" Dana Connor may soon be giving up his debonair duds for a prison uniform.

The FBI arrested Connor, 52, Tuesday afternoon without incident in East New York, Brooklyn, and charged him with robbing 10 Manhattan banks during a three-month spree, the bureau said.

Connor's alleged run started Sept. 21 when FBI officials say he robbed a Capitol One Bank on West 57th Street.  He then robbed at least nine other banks in Midtown, lower Manhattan and Murray Hill, striking for the last time on Dec. 27 at a Citibank at 1 Park Pl., authorities said.

The FBI finally caught up to Connor,  who is often seen in surveillance footage wearing a suit, at an apartment on Autumn Avenue, near Stanley Avenue, about 12:45 p.m. Tuesday.

An FBI spokesman said Connor will be charged with bank robbery and is also likely to face a weapons charge for displaying a black handgun during one heist.

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