April 1, 2009

Alleged robber caught double-dipping

A 27-year-old man has been arrested in New York after allegedly attempting to rob a bodega twice in one night, police sources say.

Abdul Razzaq, 40, said he was in R&K Grocery Store the night Nicholas Dinanno allegedly attempted to rob the neighborhood convenience store, twice despite the fact he lives on the same block as the store, the New York Post said Wednesday.

He's an idiot, Razzaq said of Dinanno, who has been charged with robbery, menacing and weapon possession.

I can't believe he did it, Razzaq added. He's so stupid.

Dinanno allegedly lost his unspecified disguise during his second robbery attempt Monday night, allowing the store's owners to recognize him as a nearby resident.

The Post did not specify if Dinanno stole any money during his alleged robbery attempts, but did report the he was chased away by a bat-wielding owner during his second visit to the store.