COLONIE — Police arrested a man twice convicted of robbing banks for brazenly robbing the Pioneer Bank on Friday, Dec. 27.
According to Lt. Robert Winn, The Dewitt Police Department, found Christopher Seamans, a day after he walked into the Central Avenue bank and demanded money.
His unmasked face, captured by surveillance cameras, was widely circulated and numerous tips were able to help ID Seamans, 41, of East Syracuse.
He was arrested by DeWitt police and State Police in East Syracuse without incident on Saturday, Dec. 28.
The 2005 Mercedes SUV, the photo of which was also captured by surveillance cameras and circulated, was located. The SUV and his East Syracuse residence were searched, Winn said, and evidence of the robbery was recovered but the money he allegedly stole from Pioneer has not been yet recovered.
Seamans has two prior convictions for bank robbery in 2005 and 2010. The prosecutions of those crimes were handled by the federal Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Winn said.
Seamans was transported from East Syracuse to Colonie where he is facing the felonies of robbery and grand larceny.