Police release name of alleged bank robber

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Police K-9 unit searches the crime scene (photo: Bob McCormick)
Bank surveillance image of suspect

TOWN OF NEWBURGH – Police have charged a 56-year-old Town of Newburgh man with attempted robbery in connection with the incident at the Bank of America branch at 1414 Route 300 late Friday afternoon.

At about 10:45 p.m. that night, police arrested Basil Martusevich of the Town of Newburgh for allegedly holding up the bank with the threat of a gun.

He was charged with attempted robbery and remanded to the Orange County Jail without bail.

Along with the Town of Newburgh Police K-9 unit, town police were assisted by a State Police K-9 unit and the Hudson Valley Crime Analysis Center.