On July 25, there were two separate bank robberies in Albany, according to News 10 ABC. 


The first robbery took place just after 3 p.m. at the Trustco Bank at 40 Central Avenue. The robber gave a teller a note with a demand for money. The robber left the bank with no money.

The second robbery happened later in the hour at the First Niagara Bank at 911 Central Avenue. The robber handed a note to the teller demanding cash. This time, he walked away with an undisclosed amount of money.

After an investigation, Albany Police determined that it was the same person involved in both robberies. Later in the evening, an Albany Police officer saw a man that matched the alleged robber’s description. The suspect was then stopped near Judson Street and Second Street, as part of the ongoing investigation.

In the story that I saw on News 10 ABC, the alleged robber was identified as 46-year-old Leon Samuel from Albany. He was charged with one count of Robbery In The Third Degree and one count of Attempted Robbery In The Third Degree. After his arraignment, Samuel was sent to the Albany County Jail.