Police in Onondaga County say several anonymous tips have led to the arrest of a man in connection with a bank robbery Thursday evening.
Sheriff's deputies say around 5:00 p.m. detectives and Cicero police officers responded to a report of a robbery at the Fulton Savings Bank on Bartel Road. Police say a man walked into the bank, displayed what appeared to be a handgun, and got away with cash. He was last seen traveling on foot toward Route 11.
No one was hurt during the incident, according to investigators.
After surveillance photos of the suspect were distributed to the local news, detectives say they received several anonymous tips regarding the identity of the suspect. He was described as a white male around 25-years-old, standing 5'5" tall and weighing about 120 pounds with a receding hairline and blondish colored hair. He was wearing a dark red hooded sweatshirt and gray sweatpants.
Police say around 11:40 p.m. they located the suspect, 25-year-old Timothy E. Okun, in the parking lot of the Carousel Center mall. He was arrested without incident.
Okun has been charged with felony second degree robbery, felony criminal use of a firearm, and felony third degree grand larceny. He was taken to the Onondaga County Justice Center pending arraignment in the Town of Clay court Friday morning.Okun was additionally charged with escape Friday afternoon. Police say he briefly escaped from custody as he was escorted to the Onondaga County Justice Center. He broke free from a detectiveâ??s hands as they assisted him out of their vehicle. He ran out of the vehicle and into the parking lot where he was taken into custody. Police say he was handcuffed at the time.