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Steals on wheels; police on the hunt for wheelchair using bank robber

The thief in the act of robbing the bank
The thief in the act of robbing the bank

It may not have been the fastest getaway, but police are trying to brake (sorry) the case of a man in a wheelchair who robbed a New York City bank.

The robbery happened at the Santander bank in Queens, shortly after 2pm local time.

A man in his late 20s and wearing a grey hoodie wheeled himself into the bank and passed a note to the cashier demanding money.

After receiving more than $1,200 dollars (€1,070), he fled westbound on Broadway in the wheelchair and remains at large.

Pics via Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Public Information (DCPI) of the New York Police Department