Man Nabbed Following Foiled Robbery, Car Jacking

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An armed bank robber was nabbed Monday in a Brooklyn alley following a failed robbery, carjacking and a street chase involving a Jewish neighborhood patrol, according to New York City police.

The suspect -- identified as a 39-year-old male -- first hit an Apple Bank on 13th Ave. at 46th St. in Borough Park around 1 p.m. However, the suspect fled the scene without cash when members of the Shomrim neighborhood patrol arrived on the scene, according to reports.

As the would-be-robber attempted to leave, he fired two shots into the ceiling before hopping into a silver Toyota Camry. He tried to escape down 13th Ave. -- however got stuck in traffic -- which prompted him to ditch the car on 47th St., according to a member of the Shomrim Patrol.

When the suspect proceeded to jump out of the Camry, he was tackled by a Good Samaritan and a member of the Jewish neighborhood patrol, according to police. One of the members of the Jewish patrol tried to coax the suspect out of the car by pretending his radio was a gun -- however that didn't work at all.

The suspect was able to free himself from their grip and reportedly ran down a few blocks down 13th Ave where he proceeded to carjack an Asain woman at gunpoint near 49th St., police said.

However, traffic again prompted him to jump out of the stolen car. The Shomrim members continued to chase the would-be-robber into a residential yard.

In an effort to escape, the suspect reportedly ran down a nearby alley, where NYPD detectives arrested him.

Authorities say charges against the suspect are pending.

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