NEW YORK — Authorities have arrested a 47-year-old man suspected in a string of Manhattan bank robberies.

Federal prosecutors say Jamie Frierson made off with thousands of dollars after robbing or attempting to rob at least seven banks in broad daylight during a span of less than two weeks.

During the August holdups, prosecutors say the bandit would slip a teller a note claiming he was armed, demanding money and threatening to kill the teller.

Frierson appeared in a Manhattan court on Thursday to face bank robbery charges. He’s being held without bail. Information on his lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

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