NEW YORK — Prosecutors say a Manhattan man is accused of stealing money from his mother to buy cocaine and then trying to pay her back through bank break-ins.

According to court documents, 39-year-old Daniel Bertini unsuccessfully tried to get into tellers’ areas at two Manhattan banks before dawn Monday. Authorities say he was arrested at a third bank with over $900 in coins in his bag. They say a crowbar also was recovered.

Law enforcers say he resisted arrest and suffered two head cuts that required stitches.

His lawyer declined to comment.

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