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      Police investigate bank robbery in downtown Syracuse

      â??Courtesy Syracuse Policeâ??

      *Update*--Syracuse Police have arrested 34-year-old Leonard Stephens of Canastota in connection with the robbery at M&T Bank in Syracuse.

      Detectives immediately got calls from citizens identifying Stephens. He was arrested at a motel on State Fair Boulevard in Lakeland. He was charged with robbery.

      The Syracuse Police Department is currently investigating a Bank Robbery that occurred on Wednesday January 30, 2013 at 8:52am at the M&T bank located at 101 South Salina St.

      The suspect entered the bank from South Salina St and passed a threatening note to the teller demanding money. He fled out the front door on to South Salina St.

      The suspect is described as a heavy set black, male wearing a tan Carhart work coat, dark pants and white shoes. Photos of the suspect will follow this press release. There were no injuries during this robbery and no weapon was displayed.

      Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department at 315-442-5222. All calls will be kept strictly confidential.

      Sgt. Thomas Connellan

      Syracuse Police Criminal Investigations Division

      (315) 442-5302