Police arrest man who robbed Astoria bank in wheelchair

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Kala Rama reporting (WABC)

Police have arrested a man who apparently robbed a bank in Queens while in a wheelchair.

Kelvin Dennison, 23, of Queens, has been charged with robbery.

On Monday, at the Santander Bank on Broadway near 37th Street in the early afternoon, authorities said a man robbed a bank and then fled the scene toward Long Island City.

He was caught on surveillance camera, and several tips to CrimeStoppers led detectives to the suspect.

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

He has two prior arrests this year, including for criminal contempt on February 14 and for acting in a manner injurious to a child under 17 on January 27.

People in the neighborhood were shocked.

"It's a little surprising," one area resident said. "I thought it was a joke at first until when I overheard all the police officers coming in, I realized it was something serious."

No injuries were reported.

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