The NYPD has nabbed a Bronx man for allegedly stealing $700 from a TD bank – and says he’s a person of interest in five other bank robberies.
Noel Lozada, 51, is accused of entering a TD Bank branch at 3755 East Tremont Ave. in Throgs Neck at 4:50 p.m. on March 14 and handing a cashier a note saying he had a gun and demanding money.
Police arrested him on April 24 and charged him with theft and criminal possession of a weapon, among other charges. He was also charged with breaking into a car that day and was charged with burglary, police said.
Lozada has 15 prior arrests, including for assault in January, cops said.
Cops are now investigating whether he is linked to bank robberies between March 17 and April 11 in Manhattan.
On March 17, police say a man walked into a TD bank at 2144 Third Ave. in Harlem and handed the cashier a note saying he was armed and demanded money. The thief got away with about $650.
On March 21, a thief did the same thing at a TD bank at 953 Third Ave. at 57th Street and got away with about $1,265.
A Chase bank at 147 East 86th St. was hit March 31 by a man who gave the teller a note and fled with $1,000.
On April 4, a thief got away with $2,000 from Atlantic Bank located at 936 Third Ave. at 56th Street after delivering a note saying he was armed.
And on April 11, a TD bank located at 2144 Third Ave. in Harlem was robbed of $800 by a man who said in a note that he had a gun.
Lozada is being held on $5,000 cash bail. His attorney declined to comment.