Sunday, July 5, 2015

'Commuter Bandit' nabbed at Borgata

If you're going to get caught after a busy three-month bank robbery spree, you might as well go down in style.

'Commuter Bandit' nabbed at Borgata

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The Commuter Bandit, in happier times.
The Commuter Bandit, in happier times.

If you're going to get caught after a busy three-month bank robbery spree, you might as well go down in style.

Take, for instance, Anthony Boyd, an alleged lanky stickup artist we first told you about on Wednesday. FBI officials say Boyd, 39, pulled off 17 bank heists in New York and Philadelphia since Jan. 7. He struck in Philadelphia twice, both times at Citizens Bank branches: Feb. 26, at 17th and JFK Boulevard, and March 14, at 20th and Market streets.

Boyd, a New York resident dubbed the "Commuter Bandit" by the FBI, was finally captured Wednesday night at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, N.J. He was spotted walking out of a Borgata elevator by FBI agents and New Jersey State Police officers. Each of the 17 bank robbery charges he faces could bring a 20-year maximum sentence, the FBI said.

Final word comes from Special Agent in Charge Weysan Dun: "I guess you could say Mr. Boyd rolled the dice and lost. The odds are always in favor of the house, and in this case, the house is the justice system."

 
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