A gray-haired, 55-year-old alleged heroin addict was arrested Saturday for a series of area bank robberies.Police said that Peter Donnell was taken into custody on February 11 just two days after his face was plastered in every newspaper and aired on every radio station in the city.Cops linked Donnell to a string of bank robberies, as well as the robbery of a Fabco shoe store on Kings Highway between January 4 and February 3, according to officials from the NYPDs Major Case Squad.Sources alleged that Donnell committed the robberies to fuel his heroin habit.In each case, he would pass a note to a teller, claiming to have a gun and demanding money, police alleged.Dont be stupid, he would write, according to police.Donnell was such a slave to his routine that he even used a note when he robbed the Fabco store at 1410 Kings Highway, alleged police.Officials alleged that Donnell entered the store at 5:30 p.m. on February 3 and showed a worker a note, as if he were robbing a bank teller, and fled the scene with $850 in receipts, said officials.
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