GLENS FALLS — Police are working to see if last week’s robbery of a Glens Falls bank is related to other recent bank robberies in the region, including one Tuesday at a bank in Rotterdam.
Glens Falls Police were reaching out Wednesday to compare notes on the Nov. 29 knifepoint holdup at NBT Bank’s branch in Glens Falls and Tuesday’s holdup at Pioneer Savings Bank in Rotterdam.
The robbers in both cases were white males about the same size who wore masks, though the Rotterdam robber did not display a weapon as the man did in Glens Falls.
Glens Falls Police Detective Lt. Peter Casertino said his department has gotten dozens of tips about possible suspects in the Glens Falls case, but none have panned out so far.
Many have been focusing on the robber’s eyes, since they were the most visible feature from the surveillance photos that were released. They appear light-colored, and Casertino said many tipsters have claimed to recognize the eyes.
Police have looked at potential suspects, but so far have not been able to identify the thief.
“It’s possible this person lives five counties away and drove all the way from central New York or some other area,” he said.
Casertino said detectives are still working to recover surveillance videos from other businesses in the area, to see if they got a glimpse of the man before he put the facemask on and pulled a hood over his head.
Authorities said the man walked into the NBT Bank branch on Glen Street around 2:25 p.m., displayed a knife, and made off with more than $1,000 in cash.
He was described as white, about 6 feet tall, wearing blue jeans, white sneakers, a black jacket with camouflage accents and a black mask.
Anyone with information in the case was asked to call Glens Falls Police at 518-761-3840.