Who is Chi Ngo? Man, 52, robs NYC Chase Bank day after jail release for another bank heist

Judge granted Ngo supervised release over June 8 robbery, leading to him committing a stick-up on June 10 before being arrested again


                            Who is Chi Ngo? Man, 52, robs NYC Chase Bank day after jail release for another bank heist
A Chase sign is viewed at a bank branch near the company's New York headquarters on May 11, 2012 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Chi Ngo has been arrested for a second time, for the same crime. The 52-year-old was arrested On June 10 for robbing a Chase bank on Fifth Avenue, near West 44th Street. That comes just one day after a judge granted supervised release over another bank robbery Ngo committed on Tuesday, June 8. 

Ngo's stick-ups were relatively harmless since he claimed to have a gun but didn't actually have one. Ngo is accused of pulling off the robberies at two separate Chase Banks in as many days, according to sources and court documents. This news follows the arrest of the former Director of San Francisco's PWD, Mohammed Nuru, who allegedly stole a bag of potato chips at knifepoint. In other cases, robberies have turned deadly. On June 5, a Dunkin Donuts store manager was killed in Philadelphia after an armed robbery. On May 15, hip-hop artist Mike Darole was shot during an attempted robbery in Sunnyvale, California. Compared to those cases, Ngo's two stick-ups didn't lead to any deaths. However, he is still facing a felony charge over his June 8 robbery. Charges in his latest incident are still pending. 

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Who is Chi Ngo?

Not much is known about Ngo. We couldn't find any social media profiles or any other news articles about him. It's unclear if he is a native of New York, or if he came to the city from elsewhere. It appears as if these arrests aren't his only ones. According to The New York Post, Ngo has been previously convicted of a crime, but no details were available. 

We do know that on June 8, Ngo first targeted the Chase bank on Canal Street. He managed to swipe $2,300 from the bank, before being nabbed shortly afterward. Court documents show that he told the teller, "I got a gun with me. This is a bank robbery. Put the cash in the bag. I will use it." But when cops caught Ngo, they only found a hammer and box cutter on him, no gun. 

For that stick-up, Ngo was charged with third-degree robbery (a felony), criminal possession of a weapon, and possession of burglar’s tools. At his arrangement on Wednesday, June 9, prosecutors requested supervised release. That was granted by Judge Herb Moses, of the New York Criminal Court. However, it appears as if Ngo hadn't learned his lesson. On June 10, he robbed the Chase bank on Fifth Avenue for $100 and was promptly arrested again.

According to court documents, he slid a teller a note demanding money. He was arrested minutes later right outside the bank. Charges are yet to be filed, and it is unclear when he will be arraigned. 

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