'Coast to Coast' bank robber arrested in NY

The 50-year-old has targeted a number of banks in Los Angeles and New York since March 9

The 50-year-old has targeted a number of banks in Los Angeles and New York since March 9

A suspect identified as 50-year-old Jon Paul Waulters, of Brooklyn, was arrested after NYPD officers recognized him near the Queensboro Bridge. He left empty handed, police said.

A convicted robber dubbed the "Bicoastal Bank Bandit" was nabbed Wednesday after robbing a pair Upper East Side banks - making a total of seven banks he targeted citywide over the past two months, according to the NYPD.

Police have arrested a man known as the "Coast to Coast Bandit" who robbed a string of banks in Los Angeles and NY. The teller gave him an unspecified amount of cash and he ran south on Second Avenue, police said.

The FBI told the Associated Press that Waulters was also wanted for a robbery he committed at a bank in Los Angeles, where he showed another teller a note with threats involving a gun and knife.

During the Capital One robbery, Waulters slipped a handwritten note to a bank employee demanding money - then made off with $1,200, a Manhattan Federal Court complaint charges.

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Just after 4 p.m. Wednesday, a man walked into the HSBC Bank at 1165 Third Ave. on the Upper East Side, approached a teller, passed a note demanding money, and displayed a handgun.

Earlier this week, the man allegedly tried to rob an Apple Bank on Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst on Monday afternoon.

However the teller refused to hand over any money even when he told her he had a gun, police said.

► Chase Bank at 1003 Lexington Ave., at 72nd Street, on May 11 at 1:22 p.m.

► Chase Bank at 89-21 Queens Boulevard, the same day at 2 p.m. The teller gave him cash and he fled, police said.

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