Friday, March 17, 2017



Poughkeepsie man charged with holding up same bank twice


TOWN OF POUGHKEEPSIE – A Town of Poughkeepsie man is in the Dutchess County Jail charged with holding up the Citizen’s Bank branch at 32 Vassar Road in the town twice.

Adam Malavase, 32, was arrested by town police for allegedly holding up the bank while threatening the use of a firearm on March 15. He is also believed to have held up the same bank branch on March 8.  At this point, he was just charged with committing the most recent robbery. Charges are pending for the earlier heist.

A bank security officer provided investigators with a description of the robber’s car and officers located it at a residence in the town.

Malavase was charged in the March 15 crime with first-degree robbery.  He is in the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash bail or $200,000 bond.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to call the Poughkeepsie Town Police Department Detective Division at 845-485-3670.


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