Cops Interrupt Bank Robbery In Lincoln Square; One Arrest

This morning’s robber is seen seconds before being arrested | FBI

A witness helped save the day in Lincoln Square this morning, flagging down passing cops to report seeing a man putting a mask on his face as he walked into a nearby bank just after 9 a.m.

The officers rushed to Albany Bank, 4400 North Western, and interrupted the hold-up in progress, according to reports. One man was taken into custody.

A bank security guard pepper-sprayed as the would-be robber—who was wearing a nylon mask or pantyhose over his face.

The FBI today confirmed that the Albany Bank branch was robbed, but provided no specifics.

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