Accused Bank Robber Caught
According to a press release from the East Greenbush Police Department, they have found, and arrested the alleged bank robber. 34-year-old Columbia County man, Christopher G. Blair from Ghent, was accused of walking into the bank and handing the teller a note demanding that she “hand over the money so nobody gets hurt”.
Blair was in East Greenbush Town Court last night for his arraignment, and sent to Rensselaer County Jail. pending a preliminary hearing. Blair is facing charges of Robbery In The Third Degree and Grand Larceny In The Third Degree.
Blair has had some other issues with the law. He was already in the Berkshire County Jail for a March bank robbery of the Lee branch of the bank in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. He was released from there earlier yesterday, into the custody of the East Greenbush Police, through a temporary transfer of custody.
In the Massachusetts robbery case, Blair was allegedly making his getaway over the Massachusetts - New York state border, but was spotted by the New York State Police in Columbia County, and was arrested. After investigations, that arrest eventually linked Blair to both robberies.