MANHATTAN — A bank robber stole more than $8,000 in cash from five banks in two weeks before police arrested him on Friday, the NYPD said.
Dennis Nemirovskiy, 27, of Brooklyn, robbed banks in the East Village, Greenwich Village and Midtown by approaching tellers with a note demanding money, police said. In total, he made off with $8,480, police said.
Police finally caught Nemirovskiy after a witness saw him get into a cab after his last heist on Oct. 17, according to the NYPD.
Nemirovskiy first stole $190 from a TD Bank at 885 Sixth Ave. at 9:50 a.m. that day, police said. The money contained a dye pack that burst and stained his jacket as he exited the bank, according to police.
The man then stole $1,870 from an Investors Bank on 267 Fifth Ave. at 10:20 a.m., according to the NYPD. This time however, a witness saw him fleeing in a cab and gave officers its medallion number, which was used to locate the cab, police said.
The driver told police he dropped Nemirovskiy at the corner of East 28th Street and First Avenue, near Bellevue Hospital, according to the NYPD. Police said he was found and arrested in that area.
Officers also retrieved his ink-stained jacket from a trash can inside Bellevue Hospital, police said. It was unclear why he went inside the hospital.
Nemirovskiy was charged with robbery and criminal possession of stolen property in connection with five bank robberies, police said.
Police had been on lookout for Nemirovskiy since Oct. 4, when he stole $1,080 from a Chase branch on Second Avenue and St. Marks Place, according to the NYPD. Two days later, police said, he made off with $5,340 from two banks on Broadway, police said.