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      Man arrested in connection with three Syracuse bank robberies

      Surveillance photo of robbery suspect from Cooperative Federal Credit Union robbery.

      A Syracuse man is charged in connection to three bank robberies in the city.

      Police arrested 24-year-old Lamar Fitch following a robbery at 11:15 am at the SCMG Federal Credit Union on South Salina Street.

      Police say Fitch walked into the bank and handed the teller a note demanding cash. He then reportedly ran on foot.

      Fitch is also being charged with two other bank robberies. The first was on February 3 at the Cooperative Federal Credit Union on Westcott Street, the other was at the same location on July 3. IN both robberies, he handed over a note and got away with cash.

      Detectives acted on a tip and found Fitch hiding in the basement of 120 Crippen Avenue in Syracuse.

      Fitch is charged with three counts of third degree robbery, two counts of third degree grand larceny and one count of fourth degree grand larceny.

      He is being held in the Onondaga County Justice Center on no bail, pending arraignment.