SARATOGA SPRINGS — An armed bank robbery occurred at approximately 12:45 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at the Adirondack Trust Company bank, located at the intersection of Route 50/Ballston Ave. and Northline Road.
The Saratoga Springs Police Department said a white male dressed all in black, and using a dark colored bandana to cover most of his face, entered the bank and with knife-in-hand approached the bank tellers demanding money. The suspect made his way over the bank counter and took cash from two money drawers, police said. The suspect then left the bank on foot, headed northeast down Northline Road, and then proceeded north on Old Ballston Ave. The suspect was last seen running into the woods between Old Ballston Ave and Old Post Road.
As of Thursday, March 9, the Saratoga Springs Police Department, as well as Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department, State Police and State Police Aviation units continued their search of the area. Authorities have not released information regarding the amount of money allegedly taken, and ask anyone who may have witnessed anything regarding the event, or who may have information associated with the robbery, to contact the Saratoga Springs Police Department at 518-584-1800.
Saratoga Springs had not had any bank robberies within the city in the five years prior to 2007; Suddenly, between June 2007 and October 2010, six attempted robberies occurred in the city: two at the Saratoga National Bank and Trust Company on West Avenue, one at the branch location on Broadway, one at the Citizens Bank inside the Hannaford Supermarket on Weibel Avenue, and two at the Adirondack Trust Co. Bank branch on Broadway.