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Astoria man arrested in bank robbery down the street from his home: Cops

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A 31-year-old Astoria man was arrested and charged last week with robbing bank just down the street from his Steinway Street home last week, according to the NYPD.

Sergio Dasilva was picked up around 9 a.m. one week after he entered the Citibank branch at 25-91 Steinway Street and allegedly jumped over the service counter and security glass, police said.

Dasilva is accued of telling three of the bank’s employees he had a gun and demanding money, police said. After the employees gave the suspect an undetermined amount of cash, the robber fled south on Steinway Street and continued eastbound on 28th Avenue, according to the NYPD.

No one was injured at the scene, police said.

Reach reporter Bill Parry by e-mail at bparry@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4538.

Updated 1:53 pm, September 6, 2017
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