Nigerian Arrested In US For Robbing 4 Banks In New York

A 53yrs old Nigerian, who's a United Nations employee, was busted for robbing four Manhattan banks, all during his lunch hour, authorities said.

Mr. Abdullahi Shuaibu was picked up by cops on Monday and hit with two counts of robbery and two counts of attempted robbery for the crimes committed during his two-month spree.

New York Post reports that all four banks are within walking distance of UN headquarters on First Ave, where the Nigerian works as a journalist for an African news agency, police said.

Authorities were led to the thief after a retired police officer who works at the facility recognized Shuaibu from a surveillance image previously released by the NYPD.

In the first incident, Shuaibu walked into a Santander Bank on Madison Ave. near E. 43rd St. on Feb. 27 and told the teller he had a gun. The bank employee complied and handed Shuaibu an unknown sum of money.

He hit two more banks during the month of March, first striking out at a Bank of America on Third Ave. near E. 47th St. on the 13th. He was successful in robbing a Santander Bank on Third Ave. and E. 63rd St. on the 27th.

During the most recent incident on Monday, Shuaibu walked into an HSBC on Third Ave. and E. 40th St. around 2:30 p.m. and passed a note demanding cash to the teller. The teller did not read the note and asked Shuaibu for identification.

He then instructed the employee to read the note, keeping his hand in his jacket pocket while simulating a gun, police said.

Police arrested him later in the day when he returned to the UN. He's under investigation.


  1. How can someone who is employed still do this, pls conduct proper investigation cuz am not seams to believing this, it sound somehow

  2. good for him..criminal element

  3. sad. The love of money is the root of evil. Even with the job that you already have at UN?

  4. The urgly news we receives on Nigerians in diaspora outweighs the good news. Why can't Nigerians turn a new live Atleast while in another man's land. Too bad!

  5. Chai what a disgrace. These are the people giving nigeria a bad name

  6. What have you done Mr. You have soiled your name all because of money

  7. Oladimeji Seun19 April, 2017 10:36

    Bad man, criminal.

  8. His act caught up with him..

  9. Some pple are jst cursed

  10. Serious investigation should be done before the prosecution


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