7:00PM EST: [PHOTO LINK ADDED BELOW] The NYPD is currently on the scene investigating a bank burglary of the Sovereign Bank located on McDonald Avenue & Avenue U, in Flatbush.
A YWN reporter live on the scene confirms to us that the burglars cut through the roof of the bank.
The NYPD’s 61st Precinct is on the scene, as well as ESU, K9, and numerous Detectives investigating the incident. A Level 1 Mobilization has also been called in regards to this incident.
It is unknown what was taken from the bank, or when the break-in occurred.
In February 2009, YWN had reported http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/article.php?p=30860 that there was a massive burglary at the Astoria Savings Bank located on 18th Avenue and East 2nd Street. In that robbery, the burglars also had entered through the roof, and emptied dozens of safety deposit boxes. It also occurred on a weekend as well.
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(Yehuda Drudgestein – YWN)