Guilderland man accused of attempted robbery, threatening to blow up bank

GUILDERLAND, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Guilderland Police say at around 1:30 in the afternoon, they received a call for a bank robbery in progress at the Bank of America along Western Avenue. Police say a suspect handed a teller a note demanding money or else he would “blow the bank up”.

Police say bank employees and customers were able to exit the bank while the suspect remained inside. The Guilderland Police Department told drivers to avoid Western Avenue between Fuller and McKown Roads. They made the announcement on Twitter Friday at approximately 2:15 p.m.

After a short period of time, police say the suspect exited the bank and was taken into custody.

Police say the suspect is 19-year old Kajaro M. Evans, of Guilderland. He is charged with Attempted Robbery First Degree and Falsely Reporting an Incident Second Degree. He was arraigned in the Town of Guilderland Court and remanded to the Albany County Correctional Facility with bail.

Western Avenue reopened after about 2.5 hours.

The New York State Police Bomb Disposal Unit and the Albany Police Department Emergency Services Team were called to assist with securing the bank.

Police presence on Western Avenue in Guilderland. Police closed the road between Fuller and McKown Roads Friday afternoon.

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