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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

FBI busts ex-con in violent Bensonhurst bank heist; still hunting for alleged accomplice

The FBI has arrested half of a bank robbery team wanted for a violent armed heist in Brooklyn.
Ex-con Gary Fama was ordered held without bail Tuesday while the feds continued their hunt for his alleged accomplice, Jack Mannino, a prolific bandit who they said returned to knocking over banks after serving 10 years in prison for 23 bank jobs.
Fama and Mannino, both wearing masks, invaded the Capital One Bank in Bensonhurst on Dec. 29 and ordered the customers to lie on the floor, authorities said.
One of the robbers vaulted over the counter and grabbed $5,658 from the tellers' drawers.
Cops spotted a Lexus registered to Mannino parked one block away with its rear tire on the sidewalk, according to a complaint filed in Brooklyn Federal Court.
The luxury vehicle had apparently been abandoned by the robbers when they heard the police sirens approaching, the complaint states.
Mannino, an associate of the Gambino crime family, was once dubbed the "Seven-Second Bandit" because he carried a box into banks and threatened to detonate it in seven seconds if the teller did not comply with his demands.
Fama, who is also a reputed organized crime associate with a rap sheet for bank robberies, was ordered held without bail.
Anyone with information about Mannino is asked to call the FBI at 212-384-1000.


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