Burberry bandit Cornell Neilly can't spell 'robbery' - KMSP-TV

Burberry bandit allegedly pulled off 13 of them, but can't spell 'robbery'

Source: New York Post

NEW YORK -- In 11 of his 13 New York bank-robbery notes, accused "Burberry Bandit" Cornell Neilly spelled the word "robbery" wrong, court documents claim.

Neilly, 21, told cops he robbed a string of Manhattan banks in the last two months to feed his penchant for pricey clothes -- and twice was caught on bank surveillance cameras wearing his prized $250 Burberry shirt while allegedly passing hand-scrawled robbery notes to tellers.

On six occasions -- in notes passed to tellers at two Chase banks, two HSBC banks, one Sovereign Bank and one Bank of America -- the dapper dunce allegedly wrote, "THIS IS A ROBBY," while on five other occasions -- to tellers at one Atlantic Bank and four Chase banks -- he allegedly announced, "THIS IS A ROBBRY."

He allegedly managed to spell "robbery" correctly in two notes, one handed over at a Bank of America and another at an HSBC -- although in the latter note, he specified that the teller give him "LOSE BILLS."

Neilly is accused of using some of the $8,500 he allegedly netted to buy $400 sneakers, his Burberry shirt and other expensive clothes.

Prosecutors said he was picked out of a lineup by 12 witnesses and further tied to some of the banks by fingerprints. He is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail.

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