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Update: Bethlehem police continue search for bank robber

Citizens Bank in Delaware Plaza was robbed Tuesday morning

— Bethlehem police are continuing an investigation into an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday morning at the Citizens Bank at 180 Delaware Ave. in Delmar.

Police have now released the make and model of the getaway car as a 2003 to 2008 silver, four-door Mazda 6. The New York state registration is listed as EWN-7808. According to police, the license plates were reported stolen to the Albany Police Department in December.

On Tuesday, Jan. 14, at about 11 a.m., Bethlehem police received a call reporting the robbery. The suspect, allegedly armed with a handgun, approached the teller and demanded money, according to police. After the teller complied with the demand, the suspect allegedly fled out the front door with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police said the suspect was last seen fleeing in a gray or silver passenger vehicle with New York plates. Prior to leaving the parking lot, a red dye pack exploded within the suspect’s vehicle. No physical injuries were reported.

The suspect is described as a white male, 18-25 years of age, wearing a light grey Champion hooded sweatshirt, tan cargo style pants, black knit hat/mask, approximately 5’11” to 6’.

The State Police K9 Unit and Albany County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene. The Bethlehem Police Department continues to follow up on several leads and is asking anyone that may have been in the area or has information on this robbery to call 439-9973.

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