Holiday Bandit Arrested by the FBI After Allegedly Robbing Ninth Bank

The FBI, along with members of the NYPD, arrested Marat Mikhaylich for his alleged involvement in nine area bank robberies this morning. The arrest happened in Queens around 9:30 a.m. without incident.

The FBI was tipped off to his location this morning after a 2007 Gold Toyota Camry, which had been stolen by Mikhaylich yesterday, was found on 91st Avenue in Queens, New York. Mikhaylich had stolen the car after allegedly robbing a Cathay Bank in Edison, New Jersey on Monday, March 28.

“The Holiday Bandit’s three-month bank robbery spree has come to an end,” said FBI Assistant Director in Charge Janice K. Fedarcyk. “This should serve as a stark reminder to anyone who wishes to brandish a weapon, rob a bank, and put the lives of innocent civilians at risk: we will find you and bring you to justice.”