NORTH MYRTLE BEACH,
S.C. – A wanted fugitive has been captured in connection to the armed bank robbery of
the Trustco Bank in Slingerlands, on August 21st.
On Wednesday, August
28, Victor A. Shear, a fugitive from justice, was arrested by the North Myrtle
Beach Police Department in South Carolina.
authorities, his capture was the result of continuous efforts of the Bethlehem
Police Department and New York State Police during a week long
investigation. He is currently being
held in South Carolina pending extradition proceedings.
Anthony Zumbolo, 40, of Amsterdam, was arrested Monday and charged with Hindering Prosecution in the second-degree. The Bethlehem Police Department says Zumbolo informed the
suspect that he was being sought by police. The
information Zumbolo allegedly provided resulted in Shear being able to
into Shear's travel out of state and to those who may have aided in his efforts
to avoid apprehension is still continuing.
The Bethlehem Police Department continues to work closely with New York
State Police in reference to Shear's association to a previous bank robbery in
Sharon Springs, earlier in 2013.