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January 30, 2014

Alleged bank robber nabbed in Constable

CONSTABLE — A Syracuse man accused of robbing an Onondaga County bank was arrested Wednesday at the home of an acquaintance who lives in Constable.

Michael V. Peterson, 28, of Syracuse was taken into custody at the State Route 30 residence by Malone-based State Police, who were assisted by the Malone Village Police Department and the Franklin County Narcotics/Border Task Force, according to a press release from State Police Troop B.

On Jan. 14, Peterson allegedly entered a Bank of America in the Town of Geddes, where he handed a teller a note demanding money. 

He was given an undisclosed amount of cash before leaving the bank. No weapon was displayed, and no one was injured during the robbery, according to, the online version of the Post-Standard.

Surveillance camera images distributed by the Town of Geddes Police Department were used to identify Peterson, the news report said. Police had been searching for him since the robbery.

Peterson was arrested at about 11:30 a.m., according to State Police Troop B Bureau of Criminal Investigation Investigator Brian Mulverhill.

He was charged with third-degree robbery and fourth-degree grand larceny, both felonies. 

According to the Onondoga County Sheriff’s Office website, Peterson was also charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and petit larceny, both misdemeanors, by the Town of Camillus Police Department. 

According to the website, Peterson was taken back to Geddes, where he was incarcerated at the Onondoga County Justice Center, awaiting trial dates today and Feb. 10.  


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