Man in Orange Hat/Helmet Just Robbed Santander Bank: Police

By Joy Bergmann

At 12:17 p.m. on Thursday a man wearing what looks like an orange construction helmet and a curly-haired wig robbed the Santander Bank at 2275 Broadway (at 82nd Street), police said.

Officers say the man passed a note to tellers and displayed an unknown object. He fled the scene with an unknown amount of cash. He was believed to be wearing a grey sweatshirt, orange construction vest and grey pants.

As of 2:30 p.m. Thursday the branch remained closed to customers.

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    1. dannyboy says:

      I’ll bet anything that the apprehend this perp.

      • Sid says:

        Dannyboy, your comments never cease to be enlightening.

      • AC says:

        Nah, this guy picked this place, knowing very well that there is a HUGE construction site right down the street at 81st. This guy exited and most likely headed south to blend in with the rest of them. Obviously he has a wig on and his face is well covered. Bring in Kojak!

    2. ST says:

      Not super surprising. The church breakfast near that block attracts all sorts of drugged out, desperate people. (Peacefood cafe broken window / fight last month, anyone?) I have seen a man expose himself while relieving himself in front of the SCHOOL on that block multiple times. Baffles the mind why people put up with this. And the church is complicit. Who knows what will happen next. It won’t be good.

    3. Jimbo says:

      He should be collared for being ugly.

    4. UWSHebrew says:

      I think I saw this skit on Telemundo.

    5. Felicia says:

      That stolen money
      can go a long way to get
      a nice makeover.

      A haiku

    6. Felicia says:

      It is rather rare
      to see an orange nipple
      atop a man’s head.

      Another haiku

    7. wombatNYC says:

      I think the Devo casting call is 1 block south

    8. Vicky says:

      In this day and age how is this so easy? For goodness sake surely banks have better security than to let this joker pull this off. Ridiculous.

      • Woody says:

        How long before the 20th precinct captain claims that the bank’s lack of security invites this type of behavior. To be followed by people who refuse to do business with Santander until they do more to make them feel safe.

        • AC says:

          Woody, your comment wins the prize for the funniest! Well timed!

        • Tim says:

          I agree Woody. Victim blaming is ridiculous. And suggestions to boycott an entity because they get victimized is just insane. Crime is inevitable unfortunately. Stiffer penalties for criminals would be my suggestion. There’s not enough deterence nowadays, people have gotten soft re complaints of “mass incarcenation”, etc. I say lock them up!

      • dannyboy says:

        DR approach?

      • Fielding Melish says:

        Construction workers gotta eat too

    9. Renee says:

      “He” looks like a “she” to me.

    10. Woody says:

      Slash is a person of interest.

    11. Harold says:

      Is this a joke?

    12. ZoomZoom says:

      Is this for real?