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April 14, 2008
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Rookie officer robbed multiple banks

The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Investigators in New York say a rookie police officer known as a “model cadet” is linked to two bank robberies that happened last year in Manhattan.

Officials say Christian Torres robbed one bank of more than $16,000 and another of over $100,000 while serving as a cadet and enrolled in the police academy.

Authorities say Torres admitted being involved in the New York robberies while he was under questioning for a third heist that happened this past week in Pennsylvania. That robbery netted $113,000.

Officials say Torres used a fake handgun in 1 of the New York robberies, but Pennsylvania authorities say he used a real gun in the heist there. He was arrested in Pennsylvania after bank employees pointed out the car he was in to police.

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A judge in Pennsylvania has set Torres’ bail at $1 million.

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