The suspect in the attempted robbery Monday afternoon, March 22, at NBT Bank’s branch was still at large at presstime Tuesday evening.
The incident occurred at 1:56 p.m. at the 16 Main St. bank. The suspect didn’t threaten the bank’s staff or display a weapon.
State police from the Richfield Springs Barracks are handling the investigation.
Bank robberies, or threat of such, are rare in Otsego County. Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr. said the last one he remembers was at the NBT in Edmeston on June 6, 2016, almost five years ago.
Likewise, prosecutions are a rarity, said Assistant District Attorney Chris Di Donna.
Attempted robbery is considered a violent felony under state law, punishable by a prison term of 16 months or more.