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FBI: Fugitive bank robber caught on Long Island

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A man wanted by local and federal authorities was arrested Tuesday on Long Island in connection with multiple bank and commercial robberies across the United States, CBS New York reported on Dec. 24.

Federal agents arrested Luis Alomar, 37, early Tuesday morning at a home in Medford. In announcing his fugitive status on Monday, Police said he was last known to be staying about 20 miles away at a different home on Rutland Road in Mastic.

Alomar, who police considered armed and dangerous, was being sought in connection with multiple bank and commercial robberies in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Virginia and Florida.

Authorities said he would allegedly enter banks or businesses, display a handgun and demand cash in large bills. He is alleged to “have made verbal threats to bank tellers, telling them he would shoot them if they said anything,” an FBI news release said. A federal warrant had been issued for his arrest, officials said.

In addition to being the subject of an FBI manhunt, Nassau County police said he was actively wanted for numerous armed robberies on Long Island and was also being sought in additional criminal investigations in Suffolk County, detectives have said.

Authorities in Nassau County said Alomar, who uses multiple aliases, had been on the run from parole officers. According to state records, he was released in July to parole supervision from an upstate prison after a conviction on a felony burglary charge.

Authorities said the FBI, Suffolk County Police, Westchester County Police, Yonkers Police, New York State Parole officers and Greenwich, Conn. Police all assisted in Alomar’s apprehension.

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