The Latest: Bail set for 2 of 3 suspected NYC bank burglars

NEW YORK (AP) " The Latest on arrest of three charged in two bank heists that netted about $5 million in cash, diamonds, jewelry, coins and baseball cards from safe deposit boxes (all times local):

7:30 p.m.

Two of the three Brooklyn suspects charged in a duo of Hollywood style bank heists that netted about $5 million in cash, diamonds, jewelry, coins and baseball cards from safe deposit boxes have had their bail set.

At an initial appearance in Manhattan federal court Tuesday, bail was set at $150,000 for Charles Kerrigan and $2 million for Michael Mazzara. Electronic monitoring was ordered for both. Bail was not immediately requested for the third suspect.

Lawyers for Mazzara and Kerrigan say their clients are innocent.

On a bank roof in Queens, the burglars left behind empty safe deposit boxes, grinding wheels and a fuel tank for a cutting torch. Near a hole in the roof was a black plywood structure that the burglars apparently built to shield themselves from view.

In Brooklyn, the burglars cut interior vault alarm wires along with phone wires a block away.

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1:30 p.m.

Authorities say New York City bank burglars stole about $5 million in cash, diamonds, jewelry, coins and baseball cards.

The FBI says three men charged Tuesday were part of a crew it's been investigating with the New York Police Department. A criminal complaint focuses on two burglaries this year in Brooklyn and Queens.

On a bank roof in Queens, the burglars left behind empty safe deposit boxes, grinding wheels and a fuel tank for a cutting torch. Near a hole in the roof was a black plywood structure that the burglars apparently built to shield themselves from view.

In Brooklyn, the burglars cut interior vault alarm wires along with phone wires a block away.

Surveillance footage, cell tower data and a confidential source were used to help build the case.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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