Baldwinsville man robbed two CNY banks in one week

Surveillance photo from SEFCU

The man sought by police in Manlius for robbing the M&T Bank on Manlius Center Road Monday afternoon is captured. It turns out he was also responsible for robbing a bank in Syracuse last week.

Police arrested 20-year-old Nicholas Fiorini into custody early Tuesday morning.

They say he walked into the M&T Bank on Manlius Center Road Monday afternoon, demanded cash, and ran off. Investigators were able to trace his whereabouts back to Baldwinsville through a tip from a witness. Fiorini was arrested at the Clarion Suites on Farrell Road. He is expected to be charged and arraigned in connection with this Tuesday afternoon.

Meanwhile, Fiorini has already been charged with robbery in the first degree for robbing a bank in Syracuse, Friday afternoon.

He was identified from surveillance photos from the State Employee Federal Credit Union (SEFCU) on South Crouse Ave, which he robbed Friday afternoon. Syracuse police had been on his trail since then.

When the M&T Bank was robbed, the surveillance pictures revealed the same man, leading the Manlius Police to also search for Fiorini. A witness saw him leave in a white Volkswagen Jetta and got the license plate. That information was broadcast to all local police agencies, and it was the Syracuse Police that found the car, traveling west on 690. They followed it to South Geddes Street. As it turned out, Fiorini was not behind the wheel, but the driver was also wanted for questioning by the Manlius Police Department.

Police finally found Fiorini -- hiding in a hotel room in the Clarion Suites.