Man Uses "Bomb" To Rob Bank In Dutchess County

(Wappinger, NY)-- Police are looking for a man who threatened to blow up a bank in Wappinger. 

According to State Police, the man went into the Trustco Bank branch on Route 9 just before noon yesterday. He demanded access to the vault and said if employees didn't comply, he would set off an explosive device. The robber made off with a large sum of money. 

Police describe the suspect as “ a white male subject dressed in all black, with a black umbrella, and ski mask .” Anyone with information is asked to call State Police at (845) 677-7300.

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