Nigerian born United Nations staffer nabbed in string of Manhattan bank robberies (pics)


A United Nations worker and journalist for an African news agency is accused of robbing four Midtown banks in the past two months, police sources said Monday.

Abdullahi Shuaibu, 53, stayed close to the UN’s Midtown headquarters on First Ave. by 45th St., hitting three banks in February and March and scoring $10,000, police sources said.

They said cops released his photo to the media, and a retired cop working at the UN recognized him.

Shuaibu, of Jamaica Estates, struck again Monday at an HSBC bank on Third Ave. and E. 40th St., but he didn’t make off with any cash, sources said.

When he returned to the UN, members of the NYPD’s Major Case Squad were waiting to arrest him, the sources added. He faces multiple charges of robbery and attemped robbery related to the heists.

Credit Daily news

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