SCHENECTADY – A Schenectady man has been arrested in the May 17 robbery at the Union Street Trustco Bank, authorities said.
Jeffery Philpot Jr., 39, of Rugby Road, was arrested Friday and charged with one count each of third-degree robbery and third-degree grand larceny, felonies, along with second-degree menacing, a misdemeanor.
Philpot is accused of robbing the bank at 1620 Union St. over the noon hour and making off with more than $4,000 in cash, according to police allegations filed in court.
He handed the teller a handwritten note that indicated he had a gun. In the note, he also threatened to hurt the teller if the teller included dye packs.
Police based the charges in part on bank and street surveillance video, as well as a fingerprint match from the note, according to the allegations.