Friday, March 19, 2010
Professional criminal from Richmond reportedly helped steals millions of dollars from a bank in Brooklyn, NY. Afrim Kupa, 37, left blood at the scene of the crime.
Kupa and a team of burglars used a blowtorch to cut through the roof of the Astoria Federal Savings bank in February last year. They made off with 64 safety deposit boxes and more than $250,000 in cash. The total value stolen is unknown because safe deposit box owners rarely tell authorities how much cash they are storing in them.
Kupa has been involved in break-ins at banks and jewelery stores since the 1990s.
Kupa is being held without bail in the federal Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.