Reward offered to get "Ninja Bandit"

January 15, 2008 5:29:52 AM PST
Police and lawmakers are offering a $5,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of Staten Island's so-called "Ninja Bandit."

The costumed thief has struck 19 times in the borough since May, mostly recently in the Castleton Corners area.

City Councilman Michael McMahon says he hopes the reward will help put an end to the pattern of theft.

The money for the reward comes from Northfield Bank, city councilmen and anonymous donors.