July 4 Bandits Plunder Banco Popular on Delancey During Fireworks Show
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Photo: New York Post
The great Delancey Street bank robbery of 2014 transpired on July 4. One word – “Amurica.”
It was something straight from a movie script. A group of thieves capitalized on the collective patriotism of July 4 by scaling the Banco Popular at 134 Delancey, and sawing through its roof. The heist was reportedly timed to coincide with the Macy’s fireworks display on the East River, and took over an hour to complete. No word yet on the amount nabbed from the vault.
To reach the roof, the bandits climbed up from a construction site adjacent to Popular Community Bank on Delancey Street near Essex Street.
Inside, they made off with cash from a vault they were able to break open, the sources said.
But they failed to crack another locked safe where the big bucks were stashed, according to the sources.
According to the report in the New York Post, the bandits accessed the roof thanks to the neighboring “construction site.” They’re referring to 100 Norfolk Street, the site where that 12-story cantilevering condo building will soon rise.