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Serial bank robber Gerod Woodberry was shocked when a Manhattan Criminal Court judge let him go free without paying a cash bail after he knocked over another bank last week.

Woodberry, 42, was busted after allegedly hitting four Chase Bank branches in Chelsea, the Upper West Side and the West Village in one week.

On Jan. 9, he walked out of jail with a smile on his face. "I can't believe they let me out," he said as police handed him two $25 gift cards and a free transit voucher to take him anywhere he wanted to go.

"What were they thinking?" Woodberry said as he left.

According to the NY Post, Woodberry headed to a bank branch and slid a note to a teller.

He walked out of the bank $1,000 richer. It was his fifth bank robbery since December 30, 2019.

On Tuesday, he struck again. This time he entered the Citibank on Third Avenue near East 49th Street around 1:20 p.m. and passed a note to a teller.

"This is a robbery. Large bills only please," the note read, according to police sources.

But unlike his five previous bank heists, Woodberry fled empty handed, according to the Post.

"It fits the description and m.o. of him," said one high-ranking police source, referring to Woodberry, who is still at large.

When police do catch up to Woodberry, he will likely walk free again, thanks to his good manners and unfailing politeness while robbing banks without a weapon.

Woodberry's crime spree - and free get out of jail cards - are all thanks to NY mayor Bill de Blasio's no cash bail reform law that went into effect on Jan. 1.

The law prohibits cash bail for non-violent felony offenders - even bank robbers.

Manhattan Criminal Court judges have no choice but to let repeat offenders like Woodberry go free.

New Yorkers are furious over the new law. Many say they are growing frustrated with de Blasio and other Democrat lawmakers who have turned New York into a safe haven for criminals.

"It's a circus," one NYPD insider told the Post. "They made it this way, your local New York state politicians. Wait until a cop gets hurt responding, or a person fleeing the bank. We'll see how they feel after that."

The crime rate has gone "through the roof" according to a NY resident on Reddit.com.

One Long Island resident wrote that he lost a cousin who was killed by a drunk driver who had three previous DWIs. The resident said the driver was released without bail 10 days before he crashed into his cousin, killing him, while fleeing from police.

"He just walked out of the court room a free man with no bail again, while my family is planning a funeral," the resident wrote.

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A bank robber in Columbus went viral over the weekend after a news media outlet posted his impressive mugshot collection on Facebook.

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Dontrell Demetrius Scott, 26, walked out of a SunTrust bank in downtown Columbus carrying a bag full of cash on November 5.

The hapless bank robber didn't attempt to conceal his identity as he flashed a toothy grin for the bank surveillance camera on his way out the door. Apparently he loves to have his picture taken.

Unfortunately for Scott, the bank he chose to rob that day is housed in the same building as the Columbus field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).

Scott was in police custody within hours. He was apprehended at a used car lot where he attempted to purchase a used car with a portion of his ill gotten gains.

Scott told the used car salesman he was looking for a car - any car. He wasn't particular about the make or the model of car because he was in a hurry, said D. Cochran, owner of Ask D Auto Sales.

Scott showed Cochran a fist full of cash and asked if that would speed up the sale.

"He said I would like to buy any one of your cars," Cochran told WRBL.

"He said 'I like this Mercedes.' And I told him the price of the Mercedes. And he said, 'Well, I'll take anything, I'm just in a rush.' I said, 'OK well let's go inside,' He said, 'I got the money right now.' So he showed me a wad of cash. When he showed me the cash, I was like, 'Whoah.'"

By that time, Columbus police had identified Scott and emailed his bank surveillance photo to all the local media outlets.

He was in custody by 7 p.m. He was still at the used car lot signing papers when police showed up to arrest him.

During the booking process, Scott added a new mugshot to his growing collection, totaling 15 mugshots in all.

Not counting his juvenile record, which is sealed by the courts, Scott's mugshots begin with his first arrest in 2012.

A media outlet compiled all of Scott's mugshots into one meme and posted it on Facebook, where it went viral across social media platforms.
 

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