Man Robs Chase Branch On Plattekill Avenue

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New Paltz police are currently searching for a man who robbed the branch of Chase Bank on Plattekill Avenue on Tuesday, according to multiple media outlets.

A man wearing a wig and sunglasses walked into the bank at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning and threatened tellers by handing them a handwritten note demanding money, according to YNN.

While no weapon was brandished during the robbery, the suspect’s note said if an undisclosed amount of money was not given to him, he would shoot co-workers in the bank, the Mid-Hudson News reported on Wednesday.

According to the Mid-Hudson News, the teller handed over what was initially reported to be $10,000 and the suspect fled the bank toward North Front Street.

Police have denied commenting on the amount of money stolen.

In The Daily Freeman, New Paltz Police Chief Joseph Snyder said police are seeking a suspect who is described as a 5-foot-8 white male who was last seen wearing a maroon colored shirt, blue jeans, a cap and sunglasses. Snyder said they believe the man was wearing a shoulder length wig during the robbery, but may be bald.

There were six employees in the bank at the time, along with multiple customers, Snyder told The Freeman.

New York State Police, the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the University Police Department assisted in the investigation, according to The Poughkeepsie Journal

Police are encouraging anyone with information on the robbery to notify them by calling 845-255-1323.