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Wheelchair Bank Robber's Real 'Haul on Wheels' for a 2nd Time

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By    |   Thursday, 07 Jan 2016 11:36 AM

A wheelchair-bound man pulled his second New York City bank robbery in less than a year, said prosecutors waiting to arraign the man on Tuesday.

Kelvin Dennison, 23, was being charged with felony third-degree bank robbery, Richard A. Brown, the Queens district attorney, told WNBC-TV.

Dennison was accused of giving a teller at the TD Bank branch on Queens Boulevard a note on Monday afternoon, reported WCBS.

Prosecutors said the note said "Give me $20,000. I have a bomb. I will shoot." Dennison reportedly fled south on Queens Boulevard after receiving cash from the teller.

"I was coming in that door, and he was going out that door, and he was going so fast," one witness told the New York Post. "I didn't know what happened to him . . . They asked if I seen anything. I said the guy was coming out so fast. Then I just went in and heard someone say the bank's just been robbed. Then it dawned on me why he was moving so fast."

Authorities told the New York Daily News that Dennison was arrested so he could be arraigned in Queens but details of his apprehension were not reported. The newspaper said Dennison was charged for a similar bank robbery on June 29 at the Santander Bank on Broadway in Astoria.

WNBC-TV said Dennison was arrested July 1 in that robbery and stayed incarcerated until Sept. 4. The Daily News said Dennison was ordered to enter an inpatient mental health program then and would receive two years of probation upon its completion. Prosecutors said Dennison, though, broke program rules, leaving him facing one to three years in prison.

A shooting at the Astoria Houses as a teenager left Dennison paralyzed and wheelchair-bound, prosecutors told the Daily News.

"The defendant did not allow his disability to hinder him from breaking the law or frightening a bank employee by claiming that he was armed with a bomb and a firearm," Brown told the newspaper.


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