New York City police on Thursday arrested a man for allegedly holding up a Chase Bank – just one day after he was released from custody in another bank heist.
Chi Ngo, 52, was arrested Tuesday after he robbed a Chase Bank at 221 Canal Street around 10:30 a.m. that morning, police told Fox News.
Police arrested him shortly after the hold-up and officers found a hammer and box cutter on him, according to a criminal complaint, obtained by The New York Post.
Ngo was charged with third-degree robbery, criminal possession of weapons, and possession of burglar’s tools.
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He was arraigned Wednesday and Judge Herb Moses of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office granted a prosecutor’s request for supervised release, according to The Post.
By noon Thursday, Ngo was allegedly back in action, robbing a Chase Bank on Fifth Avenue near West 44th Street. In that instance, he allegedly only made off with $100.
Sources told The Post that police arrested Ngo just minutes later outside the bank. Charges in the second heist are still pending.
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Ngo is due back in court in August. His defense attorney, Marcia Seckler, could not be reached for comment.