WATCH: Bank Robber Captured After NY Troopers Give Chase


SYRACUSE (VINnews) – Police arrested a man suspected of robbing a North Syracuse Bank after a traffic pursuit Wednesday, they said.

State Police arrested Andrew J. Bell, age 32 from Liverpool, NY.

On August 3, 2022, a Cicero Police Officer located Bell’s vehicle, which was wanted in connection with two bank robberies in the area, at a park in Brewerton. Bell fled in his vehicle and a traffic pursuit was initiated which traveled on I-81 into Oswego County and then back south into Onondaga County. As the suspect vehicle continued onto Rt 31, Henry Clay Boulevard, and then onto Verplank Road, an Onondaga County Sheriff Deputy deployed stop sticks at the intersection of Verplank Road and Caughdenoy Road which disabled his vehicle.

Bell stopped his vehicle near the intersection of Caughdenoy and Mudd Mill Road where he was taken into custody without incident.

Bell was transported to the Onondaga County Justice Center to await centralized arraignment. He is currently on parole for a previous Robbery 1st arrest which occurred in East Syracuse in 2015.

Bell is accused in a bank robbery that occurred at the NBT Bank of Baldwinsville, located at the intersection of Rt. 31 and Willett Parkway in the town of Lysander.

On July 22, 2022, at 4:15 pm, Bell wearing a blue surgical mask, baseball cap, and a grey camouflage zipped jacket walked into the bank and handed a note to the teller demanding money. No weapon was displayed.

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