Bearded lady robs a Slope bank

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One of the thousands of costumed revelers parading through Park Slope on Halloween night took advantage of the mayhem to rob the local bank.

Blending in with the other ghouls and goblins on Tuesday night, this trick-or-treater — technically more “trick” than “treat” — walked into the Commerce Bank on Fifth Avenue at around 7:30 pm and handed the teller a note demanding cash.

With dozens of pirates, vampires, witches and ghosts wandering into the bank all afternoon, the teller didn’t think much of it when a woman sporting a fake beard and mustache entered.

But her instincts must have kicked in when the woman handed over the note, as she quickly complied by filling a bag with an undisclosed amount of money.

The young robber left, taking her adult candy with her.

Police have little to go on, given that the perp’s description — a woman in a costume — fit hundreds of other revelers (and at least one Coney Island Sideshow performer).

At least two other bank robbers took advantage of Halloween to wreak havoc, according to police.

The Apple Bank on Court Street in Cobble Hill was robbed at around noon. A man did his best impression of a skiing surgeon — wearing a ski hat, sunglasses and a surgical mask — demanded money, and then fled.

And the North Fork Bank on Flatbush Avenue in Marine Park was also hit on Tuesday afternoon. In that case, the costumed robber fled after getting the money he demanded.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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