Saugerties police are looking for a man who walked into the Ulster Savings Bank branch on Main St. at 2:10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17 and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Video obtained by police indicates the perpetrator was armed with a black colored handgun.
The suspect is described as a white male, with a mustache, between 5’10” – 6′ tall. At the time, he was wearing blue-tinted wire rimmed glasses, a dark colored hoody style sweat shirt, with the hood pulled up over his head, grey-colored sweatpants and white sneakers.
A state police K-9 bloodhound from the Poughkeepsie barracks was brought to the scene. He was given the note to get the scent and immediately he and his handler headed down Main Street and into the backyard and parking lot of a building across the street, but then lost the scent.
Also working the robbery were members of the state police crime scene unit. One of the investigators lifted fingerprints off a handrail outside the building, hoping the robber either touched it going in or coming out.
The neighborhood was canvassed by detectives from the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office looking for possible witnesses, but they came up empty, police said.
This is the second bank robbery to take place in Saugerties in the last year. The first happened Jan. 11 at Key Bank on Main St. That suspect was never caught.
Police are hoping surveillance footage from an outdoor police camera mounted at the top of a building a few doors down will help them identify this suspect.
Police are asking for assistance from the public, from anyone who may have been in the area of the bank at the time of the robbery and from anyone who saw or may recognize the description of the perpetrator, to please contact the Saugerties Police Detective Division at 845-246-9800.