Saugerties bank robber still on the loose

bankrobber HZTPolice are still looking for the man who robbed Key Bank on Main St. Jan. 11.

Chief Joe Sinagra said the case hasn’t gone cold yet.

“We are still pursuing a number of leads,” Sinagra said. He said the department continues to receive information from the public, and hopes to receive more. The department’s regular number is 246-9800 and the tip line is 246-4802.

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On Friday, Jan. 11 at 11:44 a.m. a man walked into the bank through its rear door, police said at the time, and approached a teller with a note that demanded money and claimed that he had a gun.

The suspect did not display a gun and the teller handed over money, although police did not say how much. He then walked out the front door of the bank. Using surveillance cameras police were able to determine that the suspect walked down Main St. and into the M&T Bank parking lot, where they believe he had a car.

Police at the time said the man was between 5’-10” and 6’ in height. His weight was difficult to estimate because he was wearing a bulky jacket and there may have been items under the jacket to make him look heavier than he really was.

Based on the surveillance photo police received a number of tips and have since questioned a number of individuals. Those leads did not prove fruitful.

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