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NYC bank robber’s MO: DVDs of HBO’s ‘The Wire’

November 25, 2018 - 1:59 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – HBO’s crime drama “The Wire” is apparently providing some inspiration for a serial Manhattan bank robber.

The suspect has hit four Chase banks in the last two weeks, according to the NYPD.

Each time, the suspect passed a note claiming he was armed.

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The notes were written on the back of DVD cases for the critically acclaimed HBO series.

The first robbery was back on Nov. 14 in Chelsea, and the suspect's note have reportedly become increasingly violent in recent weeks. 

In all four cases, the teller has handed over money and no one has been hurt.

Police released surveillance video of the suspect this weekend and are pleading with the public for help.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).