Green Island man admits to bank robberies

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WATERVLIET, NY – The City of Watervliet Police
Department has made an arrest in connection with the bank robbery reported
yesterday at the Bank of America at 1400 2nd Avenue in Watervliet. 

 

Acting on leads and information
developed after the incident, the perpetrator was identified late yesterday
afternoon.  He was located and
apprehended late this afternoon after conducting surveillance at several locations
he was known to frequent. 

He is identified
as Richard M. Lenyk, Jr., 37, and currently resides on Paine Street in Green Island.  Lenyk has
provided investigators with a statement admitting to the Watervliet robbery as
well as committing the recent bank robbery at 1st Niagara in the
City of Troy.

A small amount of money was recovered on his person, however, it
cannot be confirmed at this time if it was proceeds from either robbery. He is cooperating with the investigation. 

He is expected
to be arraigned this evening at Watervliet City Court and remanded to the
Albany County Correctional Facility.

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