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FBI Seeks '7-Second Bandit' In Bensonhurst Bank Heist

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Old habits apparently die hard.

The FBI believes 43-year-old Jack Mannino -- the so-called "Seven Second Bandit" -- is back in business.

Mannino was released from federal prison last July after serving more than 10 years for a series of bank robberies in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island during a five-month spree in 1999.

"It looks like he's back at it," FBI spokesman Peter Donald told 1010 WINS.

The FBI believes Mannino and an accomplice robbed a Capitol One Bank at 7120 New Utrecht in Bensonhurst last Thursday at 6 p.m.

The pair brandished a weapon and took the bank by force, the FBI said, and took off with a "significant" amount of money.

A FBI spokesman said the robbery took less than two minutes.

Mannino was last seen wearing black wind pants, a gray hooded sweatshirt, and a dark leather jacket.

The FBI describes the second suspect as a balding white man with glasses in his 40s, standing about 5-feet-6-inches and 5-feet-7-inches, and weighing 220 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black hooded sweatshirt, and a green or beige jacket.

Jack Mannino's Alleged Accomplice
Jack Mannino's alleged accomplice (credit: FBI)

The FBI said there is a significant reward for a tip that breaks the case.

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 212-384-1000.

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