Suspected New York Serial Bank Robber Turns Self to Authorities

Gerod Woodberry, Alleged Serial Bank Robber, Turns Himself to Manhattan Criminal Courthouse


A man who is suspected of robbing six banks over the last few weeks turned himself to the authorities Friday.

42-year-old Gerod Woodberry turned himself in at the Manhattan Criminal Court on Center Street at about 4:00 p.m.

The man approached a court worker and said, “I’m Woodberry. I’m the one that’s been robbing banks.”

The suspect was arrested and is expected to appear in court Sunday.

Woodberry was earlier arrested after his fourth alleged heist but was later released and went ahead to commit two more bank robberies. The suspect was released based on state bail reforms that took effect Jan. 1 barring judges from demanding bail for non-violent felony defendants or sending them to jail.

Federal prosecutors have since taken control of Woodberry’s case and would seek the suspect to be held without bail.

Woodberry is facing federal bank robbery charges.