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A surveillance video image shows the suspect in the recent bank robbery in Fort Edward. An analysis of materials the robber touched did not lead to any hits for DNA or other forensic evidence.

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FORT EDWARD — Police had hoped that the man who robbed the Glens Falls National Bank branch last spring slipped up and left behind DNA or other forensic evidence.

An analysis of materials that the robber touched did not lead to any hits for DNA or fingerprints that have allowed Fort Edward Police to identify any potential suspects, Fort Edward Police Chief Justin Derway said.

“We didn’t get a lot back from the lab,” he said.

The suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of cash after he walked into the Broadway bank branch around 4:20 p.m. on June 2 and handed a female teller a note indicating he had a gun and wanted money.

The teller handed over cash and the suspect walked out the front door. Police had not determined whether he left in a vehicle or walked away from the area.

The suspect was described as a stocky black male, wearing a white T-shirt, black sweatpants and a black-and-white baseball hat. He did not display a gun.

Police received dozens of tips from the public, but none led to anyone that is still considered a suspect or person of interest.

Fort Edward Police were hoping to enhance the surveillance camera images from the bank to get a better look at the man’s face, and Derway said that effort was ongoing.

Police checked with other businesses in the area to see if the man showed up on their surveillance cameras, but nothing concrete came from those attempts, either.

Derway said the Police Department is looking into whether there can be improvements or additional surveillance camera coverage downtown in the future, either through area businesses, municipal efforts or a combination of both.

“We are looking at surveillance options along the Broadway corridor to assist in the investigation of crimes,” he said. “You go to any city like Boston or New York, there are cameras all over and that is helpful as you investigate crimes.”

The Glens Falls National Bank branch in Fort Edward was also robbed on June 9, 2010, and the robber in that case was caught, pleaded guilty to robbery and sentenced to up to 5 years in state prison.

Don Lehman covers crime and Warren County government for The Post-Star. His work can be found on Twitter @PS_CrimeCourts and on poststar.com/app/blogs.

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Don Lehman covers crime and Warren County government for The Post-Star. His work can be found on Twitter @PS_CrimeCourts and on poststar.com/app/blogs.

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