Man in wheelchair arrested for robbing Queens bank last summer strikes again

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SUNNYSIDE, Queens -- An Astoria man in a wheelchair, who police say was arrested last summer for robbing a bank in Queens, has been charged -- yet again, for robbing another bank in the same area.

Kelvin Dennison, 23, of Astoria, is charged with third degree robbery.

According to Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, Dennison entered the TD Bank branch located at 41-01 Queens Boulevard during the early afternoon of Monday, Jan. 4. He approached a teller window where he handed the teller a note that stated, "Give me $20,000. I have a bomb. I will shoot."

The teller handed Dennison a sum of money and he fled south on Queens Boulevard, authorities say.

Dennison was previously arrested on July 1, 2015, and charged with robbing the Santander Bank, located at 37-10 Broadway in Sunnyside, Queens, on the afternoon of June 29, 2015.

In that case, Dennison handed the teller a note which read, "Give me all you have. I have a gun."

On Sept. 4, 2015, Dennison, who was being held in jail on $15,000 bail in that case, appeared in court entered a plea deal with the condition that he be released and sent to a treatment facility for in-patient mental health treatment for one year.

If Dennison successfully completed the program he would have been sentenced to two years’ probation on the misdemeanor charge instead of one to three years in prison on the felony charge.

Dennison was discharged from the program on Dec. 29, 2015, without notification to the Court or prosecutors, due to noncompliance with residency requirements.

Dennison is currently awaiting arraignment in Queens Criminal Court.

If convicted, he faces up to seven years in prison.