UPDATE — The suspect in a bank robbery in the Town of Lysander late last month has been arrested.

New York State Police arrested 32-year-old Andrew Bell of Liverpool on August 3, following a traffic pursuit. Bell is facing several vehicle and traffic violations, along with the following charges:

  • Robbery 3rd degree;
  • Assault 2nd degree;
  • Unlawfully fleeing a police officer 3rd degree; and
  • Reckless endangerment 2nd degree

According to a press release from New York State Police, a Cicero police officer found Bell’s vehicle, which was wanted in connection with two bank robberies. After a pursuit, police used stop sticks to disable Bell’s vehicle and he was taken into custody.

Bell is currently on parole for a previous robbery arrest in 2015, according to police.


LYSANDER, N.Y. (WWTI) — New York State Police is investigating a bank robbery that occurred on July 22 at NBT Bank of Baldwinsville.

The bank is located at the intersection of Route 31 and Willett Parkway in the Town of Lysander. According to police, a man walked into the bank around 4:15 p.m. and handed a note to the teller, demanding money.

The suspect is described as a white male wearing a blue surgical mask, baseball cap and gray camouflage zipped jacket. He was last seen on foot leaving the bank, walking toward Willet Parkway.

He did not display a weapon during the robbery, according to police.

Anyone with any information about the bank robbery or suspect is asked to contact State Police at 315-366-6000.