Woman charged with robbing 5 borough banks

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A 41-year-old Manhattan woman was charged last Thursday with stealing a Woodside man’s car last week and then robbing five Queens banks, the Queens district attorney’s office said.

According to the criminal complaints from the Queens district attorney, On July 12 between 11:20 a.m. and 11:22 a.m., a 56-year-old Asian man left his 2010 Chrysler idling in front of his residence on Woodside Avenue as he stopped by to drop something off. After he left the car, Jacqueline Healy of East 119th Street in Manhattan got into the vehicle and drove away, according to the criminal complaint filed with the DA’s office.

A little more than an hour later, between 12:28 p.m. and 12:32 p.m., Healy allegedly entered the Capital One Bank at 74-11 Metropolitan Ave. in Middle Village and gave the teller a note demanding money, court documents said. The teller gave Healy an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency, the DA said.

The next day, July 13, Healy allegedly went to the Citi Bank at 107-01 71st Ave. in Forest Hills between 10:10 a.m. and 10:12 a.m. and gave the teller another note demanding money, court documents said, but the teller walked away from the teller window and Healy ran out of the bank before she received money.”

Nevertheless, Healy allegedly next entered the HSBC branch the same day at 104-70 Queens Blvd. in Flushing between 10:18 a.m. and 10:20 a.m., according to the criminal complaint, where she was given an undisclosed some of money after passing a teller a note. Next Healy is charged with entering the Cross County Federal Savings Bank at 79-21 Metropolitan Ave. in Middle Village between 10:30 a.m. and 10:35 a.m. and repeating the routine, which produced another some of money from a threatened teller, the DA said.

On July 14, Healy went to the Bank of America branch at 90-35 Sutphin Blvd. in Jamaica between 9:45 a.m. and 10 a.m., passed a note to the teller demanding money and received some funds, court documents said.

According to the DA’s office, Healy was arrested a few minutes later when her car was spotted in front of a motel in Jamaica.

Court documents said she admitted stealing the car and robbing the banks.

She was charged with grand larceny, robbery and attempted robbery. If convicted, Healy faces seven years in prison. She was ordered held on $120,000 bail and was scheduled to return to court July 29.

Reach reporter Rebecca Henely by e-mail at or by phone at 718-260-4564.

Updated 6:24 pm, October 10, 2011
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