Monday, February 14, 2011
FBI: Holiday Bandit Hits 6th New York City Bank
The so-called Holiday Bandit struck another bank in New York City Sunday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced.
The bandit, whose real name is Marat Mikhaylich, 35, walked into a Capital One branch in Borough Park at 9:43 a.m., gave a teller a note demanding money, and showed off a black handgun, the FBI said.
He apparently wasn't happy with the amount of cash that teller gave him so he moved on to another teller and demanded even more money, the FBI said.
Then Mikhaylich -- wearing a black hat, dark sunglasses, a maroon coat, and light blue jeans, brown shoes, and carrying a black messenger bag --took off on foot.
"We are imploring the public to be vigilant, on the lookout, and call our tip line if they know anything that can help us stop this increasingly aggressive criminal activity," Assistant Special Agent in Charge Michael Rourke said.
Mikhaylich has now robbed at least six banks in New York, the FBI said. Three banks are in Queens, two in Brooklyn, and one on Staten Island.
The FBI describes Mikhaylich as a white, about 6 feet 5 inches, and approximately 200 pounds.
The FBI said that Mikhaylich has also robbed these banks:
•Capital One Bank, 1411 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, Friday, February 4, 2011
•Capital One Bank, 31-17 Broadway, Astoria, Queens, Wednesday, January 19, 2011
•Sovereign Bank, 24-29 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, Queens, Wednesday, December 30, 2010
•Ridgewood Savings Bank, 8522 Third Avenue, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Wednesday, December 23, 2010
•Sovereign Bank, 37-10 Broadway, Astoria, Queens, Thursday, December 9, 2010
Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI-NYPD Joint Bank Robbery Task Force at 212-384-1000. Authorities are offering a reward for any tips that break the case.