Man arrested in connection to bank robbery

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COLONIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Colonie Police made an arrest in connection to The Pioneer Savings Bank robbery Friday afternoon, police said.

Colonie Police said they arrested Christopher Seamans, 41, of East Syracuse on Saturday.

Police departments received several tips from the public about the identity of the suspect. With those tips police were able to track down the grey or silver Mercedes-Benz SUV linked to the robbery and his home in Dewitt.

Investigators were able to identify the suspect with the help from surveillance videos, the Dewitt Police Department and the New York State Police.

Sufficient evidence related to the robbery was found to make an arrest, but the stolen cash from the bank has not yet been found.

He was arrested in Dewitt and moved to the Colonie Police Department for booking.

The Colonie Police Department received a hold-up alarm from the bank, located at 1761 Central Avenue, shortly after 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Police say the suspect in the surveillance video walked into the bank, approached a teller, and demanded money. No weapon was shown or seen, but the suspect was said to have kept his hand in his jacket pocket.

Police say the suspect was given an unknown amount of money by the teller before leaving the bank on foot in an unknown direction. There were reportedly no customers in the bank at the time of the robbery and no injuries reported by the teller who dealt with the suspect.

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