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Plattsburgh bank robber still at large

July 4, 2012
By staff ( , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

PLATTSBURGH - State police are still looking for the man who robbed the NBT Bank on state Route 3 here Monday afternoon.

It's not yet publicly known how much money he escaped with, and state police said they're not releasing that information to the public at this point.

Meanwhile, NBT Bank announced Tuesday it's offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the apprehension, arrest and conviction of any individuals involved in the robbery.

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State police are looking for this man, who robbed NBT Bank on state Route 3 in the town of Plattsburgh early Monday afternoon.
(Surveillance image courtesy of state police)

The suspect is described as a heavyset black male, about 6 feet tall, with orange or reddish-colored facial hair. He was reportedly wearing a baseball cap, sunglasses, a dark-colored long-sleeve shirt with the word "Lucky" on it, light-colored cargo shorts and white sneakers. Police said he is considered armed and dangerous.

The man entered the bank at about 1 p.m. Monday and handed a bank teller a note demanding money, indicating he was armed with a gun. He then left the bank on foot and traveled in an unknown direction, police said.

In a press release issued Tuesday afternoon, state police said a trooper arrived at the scene about two minutes after the robbery was reported. More state police personnel arrived within five minutes. Given that time frame, police said "it cannot be ruled out if there are additional suspects or if a vehicle was involved in the bank robbery."

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A multi-agency investigation continued Tuesday, with law-enforcement personnel conducting an extensive ground search of the area for evidence. An informational checkpoint was also conducted in an effort to locate any potential witnesses.

State police are being assisted by the Plattsburgh City Police Department, the SUNY Plattsburgh Police Department, the Clinton County Sheriff's Office, the United States Border Patrol and Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie.

Anyone with information is asked to call Plattsburgh-based state police at 518-563-3761.



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