Bail-reform bank ‘robber’ surrenders inside NYC courthouse
17th January 2020

An accused bank robber suspected of continuing a hold-up spree after being freed under the state’s new bail-reform law surprised authorities by surrendering on Friday, The Post has learned.

Gerod Woodberry, 42, turned himself in at the Manhattan Criminal Courthouse around 4 p.m., sources said.

“I’m Woodberry,” he said, according to sources.

“I’m the one that’s been robbing banks.”

The incident unfolded when Woodberry walked into the courthouse looking agitated and was approached by a staffer who asked if he was OK, sources said.

Woodberry told the worker that he was looking for his lawyer and thinking about turning himself in, sources said.

The worker then escorted him to a clerk who called the NYPD, sources said.

He was arrested without incident and was being held pending the arrival of detectives from the Major Case Squad, sources said.

Woodberry was busted on Jan. 9 in hold-ups at four Chase branches in Chelsea, the Upper West Side and the West Village between Dec. 30 and Jan. 8.

Each time, he allegedly only used a note, which led to his release the same day because he was covered by the new law that bars judges from setting bail for defendants accused of non-violent felonies.

Sources have said Woodberry expressed amazement when he went to NYPD headquarters to pick up the belongings that cops seized from him.

“I can’t believe they let me out,” he allegedly said.

“What were they thinking?”

The day after getting sprung, Woodberry allegedly robbed a fifth bank in Brooklyn, then struck again in Midtown Manhattan on Tuesday but fled without any loot.

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