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Suspect in Multiple Nassau County Bank Robberies Taken into Custody, NCPD Reports

Officials: Junior Ghirawoo, 33, was apprehended by a security guard when he attempted to rob a Chase Bank in Franklin Square.

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NCPD reports the arrest of Junior Ghirawoo, 33, for six bank robberies and three attempted bank robberies.

Photo by: Nassau County Police Department

Franklin Square, NY - October 30, 2017 - The Major Case Bureau reports the details of an arrest for six bank robberies and three attempted bank robberies that occurred between Monday, 11/07/16 and Friday, 10/27/17.
According to Robbery Squad detectives, on 10/27/17 at 12:30 P.M., Junior Ghirawoo, 33, (no current address) entered Chase Bank located at 654 Franklin Ave. in Franklin Square, approached the teller and handed over a demand note. The teller called over to the bank security guard, who detained the defendant until police arrival. There were nine employees and no customers in the bank at the time of the attempted robbery.
No injuries were reported.
Subsequent investigation by detectives revealed that the defendant was responsible for the following bank robberies:
  • Monday 11/07/16    Chase Bank 239-39 Linden Blvd., Elmont
  • Monday 06/05/17    Chase Bank 239-39 Linden Blvd., Elmont
  • Monday 07/03/17    Chase Bank 136 Fulton Ave., Hempstead
  • Monday 08/22/17    Chase Bank 136 Fulton Ave., Hempstead (Attempt)
  • Thursday 09/07/17 Chase Bank 49 N. Franklin Ave., Hempstead
  • Saturday 10/07/17   Chase Bank 136 Fulton Ave., Hempstead
  • Tuesday 10/10/17    Bank of America 248 Post Ave., Westbury (Attempt)
  • Tuesday 10/10/17    Chase Bank 239-39 Linden Blvd., Elmont
Ghirawoo is being charged with six counts of Robbery 3rd Degree, three counts of Robbery 3rd Degree (Attempt) and will be arraigned on Saturday, 10/28/17 in First District Court, Hempstead.
Detectives request anyone with information regarding these crimes to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.