Police ID bank robbery suspect


Bethlehem police say Victor A. Shear robbed the Trustco Bank in Slingerlands on Aug. 21.

— Bethlehem police believe they know who robbed the Trustco Bank in Slingerlands Wednesday, and are searching for him.

Police said Victor A. Shear, 45, entered the New Scotland Road bank at about 9:15 a.m., displayed a handgun and demanded money. He made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Shear is now wanted for robbery in the first degree. Police said he should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. His whereabouts are unknown, but anyone with information regarding Shear should contact Bethlehem police at 439-9973.

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