ALBION, N.Y. (WIVB) - Albion Police arrested a pair they say held up a bank, by threatening the teller with a bomb. Wednesday morning police are crediting a good samaritan for helping nab the duo. Jeremy Rothmund, 29, and Elyse Hoffer, 22, are facing a slew of charges.
Police say Tuesday, just after 4 p.m., Rothmund went into the Bank of America on Main Street in the Village of Albion. Police say he was wearing a mask and demanded money, saying he had a bomb with him.
Here is where the story gets interesting, according to police, a bank clerk was able to signal to a customer in the drive-thru that the bank was being held up. Police say Rothmund walked out of the bank with $18,000. On his way out, that customer from the drive-thru approached him. Rothmund told the customer he had a bomb. That didn't stop the customer from following him.
Police say that the customer watched Rothmund get into a car with Hoffer. It was with that customer's help that police were able to spot the two in the car and arrest them. They are both from Rochester.
Albion Police say Rothmund is connected to at least three other robberies in the Rochester area in the past few weeks. Police say they got all the money back and the bomb was fake.
A man who was wrongly convicted of second degree murder in 2009 has been set free after spending four years in prison.
Investigators are trying to determine who dumped a dog on the side of the road inside a zipped up Coors Light thermal bag.
A man once featured on the Cattaraugus County Top 10 Most Wanted List has pleaded guilty after being extradited from Indiana.
A woman was arrested Sunday after she allegedly tried to bite her neighbor during an argument over offense odors.
Residents along the East Coast and in the Appalachians woke up to snow Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.
The bus driver who helped pull a woman to safety from the wrong side of the railing on a 198 overpass helped recognize the students on his bus who remained calm throughout the incident on Tuesday.