Man threatens to rob bank in Onondaga by displaying bomb-looking object

A bomb robot was called to M&T Bank

A man is accused of robbing a bank after displaying a pipe with wires and telling employees he had a bomb.

The Onondaga County Sheriff's Office says the bank robbery happened at the M&T Bank at 6003 South Salina Street in the town of Onondaga. It happened around 11:20 a.m. Thursday morning.

Deputies say 26 year old Matthew Chiles of Nedrow displayed a pipe with wires and told employees that it was a bomb.

Chiles then jumped over the counter and took undisclosed amount of cash from the bank drawers.

Deputies say he then exited the bank and was immediately chased by a former Syracuse police officer and current Onondaga County District Attorney's Office Investigator Tim McCarthy.

The suspect was apprehended by on Hoover Drive, just 300 yards from the bank.

Chiles is charged with robbery and grand larceny.

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