posted on July 03, 2013 07:27
There has been a brazen bank robbery in Albion.
Police say a masked man entered the Bank of America on South Main St. late yesterday and displayed what appeared to be some type of bomb.
The bandit demanded money and fled with about $18,000.
While this was going on a bank employee signaled to a drive through customer that a robbery was in progress.
The customer then followed the suspect and saw him get into a car with another person and drive off.
Police eventually caught up with the get-away car and arrested 29-year-old Jeremy Rothmund and 22 year old Elyse Huffer, both of Rochester. They are locked up in the Orleans County jail this morning in lieu of $250,000.
Police said the the money was recovered and the "bomb" was found to be false.
Governor Andrew Cuomo will be in Buffalo today to announce a major anti-corruption initiative. Cuomo is expected to unveil a top level commission to investigate public corruption in state government The governor will be making an appearance at U-B Law School.
Cuomo said he believes the credibility of the commission can go a long way with restoring the public trust.
Cuomo submitted bills to address corruption during the legislative session, but none of them were able to gain approval.
Four people remain hospitalized after sustaining an electric shock while moving goalposts at Lancaster High School. The three teenagers and the operator of a football camp taking place at the school were hurt when the goal post touched overhead electric wires. A 15-year-old Lancaster boy suffered the most serious injuries, and is said to be improving.
State Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R-Batavia) has announced Patriot Trip 6, his annual tour of Washington D.C. with local veterans.
This year’s trip will be Thursday, September 19 through Sunday, September 22. The trip includes roundtrip transportation to Washington, accommodations and most meals. Total cost is $350.
For more information or to sign up, call Assemblyman Hawley’s district office in Albion: (585) 589-5780.