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Crime & Cases January 20, 2011  RSS feed

Bank Robber Wanted



Federal law enforcement sources have identified the man known as the “Holiday Bandit” responsible for a series of recent bank heists in Brooklyn and Queens. According to police sources, 35-year-old Marat G. Mikhaylich is wanted for allegedly holding up three banks at gunpoint in separate incidents last December. The incidents included the robbery of the Sovereign bank located at 37-10 Broadway in Astoria on Dec. 9 at 9:40 a.m., the holdup of a Ridgewood Savings Bank at 8522 Third Ave. in Bay Ridge at 9:55 on the morning of Dec. 23 and the stickup of a Sovereign bank located at 24-29 Jackson Ave. in Long Island City on Thursday, Dec. 30, at 3:20 p.m. Mikhaylich is described as a caucasian male standing between 6’3”- and 6’5”-tall and weighing 200 pounds. Anyone with any information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800- 577-TIPS, by text message to 274637 (followed by the code TIP577) or online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com. All calls and messages will be kept confidential. Federal law enforcement sources have identified the man known as the “Holiday Bandit” responsible for a series of recent bank heists in Brooklyn and Queens. According to police sources, 35-year-old Marat G. Mikhaylich is wanted for allegedly holding up three banks at gunpoint in separate incidents last December. The incidents included the robbery of the Sovereign bank located at 37-10 Broadway in Astoria on Dec. 9 at 9:40 a.m., the holdup of a Ridgewood Savings Bank at 8522 Third Ave. in Bay Ridge at 9:55 on the morning of Dec. 23 and the stickup of a Sovereign bank located at 24-29 Jackson Ave. in Long Island City on Thursday, Dec. 30, at 3:20 p.m. Mikhaylich is described as a caucasian male standing between 6’3”- and 6’5”-tall and weighing 200 pounds. Anyone with any information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800- 577-TIPS, by text message to 274637 (followed by the code TIP577) or online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com. All calls and messages will be kept confidential.