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Suspected Bank Robber Caught After Cops Spot Mustache, Report Says

By DNAinfo Staff on April 19, 2011 8:09am  | Updated on April 19, 2011 8:08am

Robbery suspect Djamil Azizi.
Robbery suspect Djamil Azizi.
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By Olivia Scheck

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MANHATTAN — The ne'er-do-well bank robber who failed to rip off the same Chelsea location on two occasions was nabbed in Greenwich Village Saturday after cops noticed his infamous facial hair, according to the New York Post.

Police first circulated the mustachioed mug shot of accused criminal Djamil Azizi, 51, on April 6, after he allegedly demanded cash from a teller at the Chase Bank on Eighth Avenue and West 15th Street, and then fled on foot empty-handed.

Less then one week later, police reported that Azizi had struck twice more, once again failing to rob the Eighth Avenue branch before finally managing to pocket some cash at a Chase location on Third Avenue, between East 19th and East 20th streets, in Gramercy.

On Saturday night, Azizi, also known as John Amir, was spotted at Washington Sqaure Park near Thompson Street by police who had been monitoring a nearby surveillance camera, the Post reported.

A police source told the paper that the cops made the incredible find after noticing Azizi's "Hitler-like mustache."

Azizi's alleged robbery spree is believed to have included two more banks, with the once struggling bank robber managing to capture nearly $10,000, according to the Post.