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Police nab wheelchair-bound man after he allegedly robbed an Astoria bank

wheelchair1July 3, 2015 By Christian Murray

The police have arrested a man who allegedly robbed an Astoria bank on Monday while in a wheelchair.

Kelvin Dennison, 23, of Queens, was arrested Thursday on robbery charges after the police received several tips after CrimeStoppers posted a video of the suspect shortly after the incident.

Dennison allegedly entered Santander Bank, located at 37-10 Broadway, on Monday and gave the teller a note demanding cash. He received approximately $1,200  and fled in his wheelchair.

He was arraigned Thursday morning on third-degree robbery charges and is being held on $15,000 bail.

People in the neighborhood were shocked by the incident.

“It’s a little surprising,” one area resident told WABC News.  “I thought it was a joke at first until when I overheard all the police officers coming in, I realized it was something serious.”

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