… after they send polite thank-you letter to company that made their ‘unbelievable’ latex masks
- Robbers wore life-like masks to steal $200,000 from check-cashing store
- Edward Byam, 24, and Akeem Monsalvatge, 37, were caught after Byam wrote a thank you note to the company that made the high-end disguises
The New York City Police Department has collared two brazen burglars who robbed a cash-checking store in Queens disguised as cops, thanks to their polite letter of appreciation to their unwitting mask maker.
Officials say Edward Byam, 24, and Akeem Monsalvatge, 37, of Queens, dressed in NYPD gear and wearing high-end masks, robbed a Pay-O-Matic in Rosedale on Valentine’s Day.
After getting away with the heist, Byam wrote a short thank you note to Composite Effects, the makers of the mask, to show his gratitude for the ‘realism’ of the disguise.