A New York City man was arrested Friday for robbing two Long Island banks in one week earlier this year, Nassau County police said.

James Pope, 35, of the Bronx, was charged with two counts of robbery.

Police said Pope robbed the TD Bank on Franklin Avenue in Garden City on Jan. 30 and the TD Bank on Great Neck Road in Great Neck Plaza on Feb. 4.

Robbery Squad detectives said Pope threatened to shoot a teller in one case, but a gun was not seen.

Pope will be arraigned Friday at Nassau County Court in Mineola.


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Timothy Bolger is the Managing Editor for the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.