(UPDATE 8/3/2022 9:30 p.m.) — According to North Syracuse Police, several tips from NewsChannel 9 viewers and social media posts helped to locate 32-year-old Andrew J. Bell on Wednesday, August 3 after he robbed a bank the day prior.

Officers say they found Bell’s car in Cicero and while waiting for assistance he got in and left the area, which resulted in a pursuit.

State Police are also charging Bell for robbing the NBT Bank in Lysander on July 22, 2022.

North Syracuse Police tell NewsChannel 9 that the agencies involved were New York State Police, North Syracuse Police, Cicero Police, and OCSO Air 1.

North Syracuse Police will be charging Bell with Robbery 3rd Degree and Petit Larceny. 

The video above was taken by Jack Keller of NYSP.


NORTH SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Police in North Syracuse are asking for help finding a man who robbed Solvay Bank in North Syracuse on Tuesday afternoon.

The North Syracuse Police Department says that Solvay Bank at 628 South Main St. was robbed at 12:39 p.m.

The suspect is a white man, around 5’8″, and was wearing a white t-shirt with black and red shorts with a stripe down one side. He was wearing white socks and dark shoes.

Police suspect that he is in his late twenties or early thirties. He also has a mustache and goatee.

Anyone able to identify the suspect or with further information is asked to call Investigator Florian at (315) 263-1888, or email tips@northsyracuseny.org.