Thursday, March 31, 2011
Bank robber busted in Woodhaven
The bank robber dubbed the "Holiday Bandit" has been arrested in Queens, federal authorities announced Tuesday.
According to officials, Marat Mikhavlich, the man they believe is behind at least nine bank robberies in the past three months was arrested Tuesday morning, just a day after he allegedly struck again in Edison, New Jersey.
Mikhavlich fled the Cathay Bank in Edison in a stolen 2007 Camry, police said.
The same vehicle was spotted less than 24 hours later parked along 91st Avenue in Queens. Police moved in and arrested Mikhavlich without incident.
From the NY Post:
The heroin-addict bank robber who became one of the most-wanted men in New York for a spree that began around Christmas had grenades inside his Queens home, sources revealed today.
After his arrest, police and FBI agents conducted a search of his Queens apartment on 84th Drive in Kew Gardens and found several grenades, sources told The Post.