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Police Search For Cortlandt Town Center Bank Robbery Suspect

New York State Police in Cortlandt released this photo of a suspect wanted in connection with a robbery at Cortlandt Town Center on Wednesday morning. Photo Credit: Courtesy State Police In Cortlandt
An officer uses a dog to search outside of the A&P at the Cortlandt Town Center that was the site of a bank robbery Wednesday morning. Photo Credit: Sam Barron
New York State Police sectioned off the A&P supermarket at Cortlandt Town Center Wednesday morning after a reported bank robbery. Photo Credit: Sam Barron

MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y. -- State police are on the hunt for a man who robbed a Chase Bank in the A&P at the Cortlandt Town Center in Mohegan Lake Wednesday morning.

According to State Police in Cortlandt a man claimed to have a gun when he robbed the bank at about 9:15 a.m. He left with about $3,000.

Police released a photo of the suspect and this description: "The subject is a black male, approximately six feet tall, between 30 to 40 years old, wearing a dark blue collared sport shirt with white stripes down the shoulders, dark blue exercise pants with a white stripe, and a black flat brimmed baseball cap. The subject was carrying a red back pack and fled in an unknown direction."

Outside the A&P, a yellow police line was in front of one of the main entrances, though the store remained open. Police continued their investigation, and were using Darby, a 4-year old bloodhound, to track the man.

A 16-year old female employee of A&P said it was a normal day until 9:30, when police descended onto the scene. The employee said police showed her a picture of the suspect and asked her if she saw anything, but she did not and that "everyone freaked out when the police came."

Matthew Brady, a 23-year old Mohegan Lake resident, said he had never seen so many cops at the Town Center before. Brady said usually there is only one state trooper or a Westchester County police officer. He said he wasn’t surprised someone would rob a bank in Cortlandt.

“Bank robberies happen everywhere,” Brady said. “When people are really desperate, they just don’t care.” Anyone with information is asked to call State Police at 917-788-8044.

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