Photo: LATINO BLOTTER: Angel Delgado Robs Bank, Attempts to Flee on Bicycle
Reminder: When robbing bank, procure quick getaway vehicle.
Angel Delgado has learned that the hard way after he attempted to flee a bank robbery scene on a bicycle.
The 29-year-old was caught relatively easily by Medford Police in New York after he gave a threatening note to a bank teller at a Chase bank.
At around 9:20 a.m. Tuesday morning, Delgado handed the teller a note demanding money and threatening the use of a weapon. Though the teller complied, Delgado did not get very far with his money, as police arrested within two miles of the branch location. When he realized he had been spotted, he ditched the bike and took off on foot. He was caught in a section of nearby woods.
He was arrested in Bellport and charged with first degree robbery. Delgado is being held at the Seventh Precinct and was scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Wednesday.
It is unclear how much money he managed to steal or whether it was recovered.