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Police seek suspect in Cortlandville armed bank robbery

CORTLANDVILLE — Police continued their search Saturday night for a man who reportedly robbed a bank on Route 13.

Cortland County Sheriff’s officers, with assistance from the state police, responded around 10:29 a.m. Saturday to the First National Bank of Dryden on Route 13 in Cortlandville for the report of a robbery.

It was reported to officers that a man entered the bank, demanded money and left with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.

The man is believed to have had a handgun at the time of the robbery, police said.

The suspect was described as a white man between 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet 2 inches tall with blond hair, police said. He was last seen wearing tan pants and boots, a black sweatshirt and baseball hat, a dark colored bandanna and carrying a black backpack.

Witnesses told police the suspect ran away from the bank before running back to it and getting into a late model dark colored Chevrolet Impala with tinted windows. The vehicle left the area in an unknown direction, police said.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the investigation is asked to contact the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at 607-753-3311.

See Monday’s edition of the Cortland Standard for continuing coverage.