Bank Robber Arrested After Posting Cash on Instagram, Wearing the Same Shirt He Robbed the Bank In

Paul Lubin, 31, of Florida (pictured) is accused of robbing six Chase bank branches in New York

He just had to show off.

Detectives were able to nab Lubin thanks in part to his vain Instagram account, where he posted a photo of himself wearing the same “distinctive white hooded sweatshirt with black horizontal lines” that the suspect wore in security footage of the Masbeth robbery.

He also posted a photo of his stolen cash.

Detectives were able to link Lubin to the bank robberies thanks in part to photos such as this that he posted to his Instagram account Screen Shot 2017-01-09 at 11.25.31 AM.png

Daily Mail reports:

Lubin’s most recent robbery took place on Jan. 4 at the Chase branch at 3528 E. Tremont Ave. in the Bronx, according to police Additional charges are pending against Lubin in connection with four other Chase bank robberies. In the Ozone and Masbeth robberies, Lubin allegedly passed demand notes on bank deposit slips to the tellers, claiming he was “heavily armed” and to “put $5,000 in an envelope.” Notes further advised the tellers not to “piss [him] off” and that “everyone’s safety depends all on you!”

He pocketed $1,000 in cash during the Ozone heist and $5,000 from the Masbeth branch. Lubin reportedly was handed the money at both locations without ever brandishing a weapon. Police said he made off with a total of $25,000. Detectives were also able to recover his fingerprints from his demand notes.


Lubin’s most recent robbery took place on Jan. 4 at the Chase branch at 3528 E. Tremont Ave. in the Bronx. There he allegedly stole between $6,000 and $7,000, police said. The suspect’s crime spree is reported to have begun on Sept. 30 when he allegedly robbed a Chase branch in Kew Gardens Hills. He is also a suspect in six bank robberies that took place in Florida between 2004 and 2013, according to police.

Not too bright at all.  He will be the class clown in federal prison. Sidenote: his sister is now on instagram taking up for him.

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