Would-be Poughkeepsie bank robber caught


POUGHKEEPSIE – A state parolee, who allegedly tried to hold up a bank branch in Poughkeepsie Tuesday afternoon, was arrested moments later.
William Byrne, 50, was detained without incident by police officers in the area of Garden and Mansion streets after he walked into the Chase Bank branch at 285 Main Street at 12:22 p.m. and handed a teller a note. He did not receive any money and fled on foot toward Garden Street.
Byrne, who was wanted by the state Division of Parole, was charged with felony attempted robbery. 

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