Police investigating armed robbery at M&T Bank in North Greenbush


Police are investigating an armed robbery at M&T Bank in North Greenbush Tuesday morning.

During the robbery, police say shots were fired by the suspects and one employee was injured. The suspects fled prior to police arriving at the scene.

Police say shortly after, they received information that the suspects may have been at an address in Albany. Police were able to track the suspect’s SUV to the parking lot of the Motel Six on Watervliet Avenue Ext. off Everett Road in Albany.

SWAT teams searched the entire motel, while others scoured the surrounding area, in search of suspects. the alleged suspect vehicle was eventually towed away from the Motel.

The FBI in Albany tweeted Wednesday morning that three male subjects questioned Tuesday night in connection with the robbery are now in FBI custody. According to North Greenbush Police, those three individuals will be charged federally.

“This case is one of the more rare circumstances we can encounter. Everyone worked together and got these suspects in custody within an hour of the incident. We can’t thank our law enforcement partners enough for their dedication and professionalism in getting this job done” said Chief Keevern Wednesday.

The FBI is working closely with North Greenbush Police, New York State Police, and Albany Police.

The investigation is ongoing.

M&T Bank issued this statement Tuesday:

“We are deeply relieved to report that our customers and colleagues are safe and secure. There were two minor injuries, that we are thankful were not worse. A comprehensive criminal investigation is underway by local and state authorities. We are providing our full and total cooperation and all possible resources to assist in the investigation.”

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