POMONOK — Police used bank records and video surveillance to arrest a teenager they said deposited a stollen check and then withdraw the ill-gotten cash from an ATM.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Queens Criminal Court, 17-year old Malik Gilkes, of 154-05 71st Ave. in Flushing, made off with personal checks when he allegedly robbed a man of his wallet around 6 p.m. Jan 14. near the corner of 65th Avenue and 160th Street.
A video surveillance tape obtained by a 107th Precinct detective from the Capital One Bank, on Parsons Boulevard in Kew Gardens Hills, allegedly shows Gilkes making an ATM deposit Jan. 16. Bank records confirmed the amount of $15,000 was withdrawn from the robbery victim’s personal checking account and deposited into the Capital One account belonging to Kathryn Delatorre, according to the criminal complaint.
The detective also obtained another surveillance tape which allegedly shows Gilkes using an ATM at the nearby Astoria Federal Savings Bank on Kissena Boulevard later that day. According to the criminal complaint, bank records confirmed $500 was withdrawn from Delatorre’s account.
Gilkes was arraigned on charges of attempted grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, criminal possession of a forged instrument and petit larceny, for which he would be required to submit a DNA sample if found guilty.
Gilkes is next due in court Feb. 27.